The Liberty's Kids series is great for introducing important historical and key concepts. It deals with the American Revolution at a level 5th or 6th grade students can understand.
What is this episode about?
Sarah arrives in America aboard the Dartmouth, but Moses, James and Henri aren't the only ones who meet the ship. Sam Adams leads a gang of patriots aboard to destroy the tea, and the kids are caught in the middle. (Note: Due to the episode title with the inspired subject, Henri throws the parsley in the water and loudly yells, "No taxation without representation!" at the British Redcoats.)
This video guide for Liberty's Kids, episode #1 includes 11 short answer and fill-in the blank questions for students to complete as they view the video. I have included some discussion points with the guide.
This lesson includes alternate means of assessment in the form of a crossword puzzle.
I have also include 5 Internet Resources and Teacher Notes.
Finally, this activity will address the following Common Core standards:
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. All the questions from the reading guide will support this standard.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
• This video, wen used with other resources will meet this requirement. All questions from the video from this video are covered under this standard.
Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
• Question three
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
• Questions two, three, and eleven.