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LIBERTY - THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

TEACHER'S GUIDE
THE RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARIES
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
THE CONTINENTAL ARMY AND WASHINGTON
FACTORS THAT HANDICAPPED THE BRITISH
REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSIC
CREATING A NEW NATION
TEACHER'S GUIDE
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO The Liberty! Teacher’s Guide is designed to fully engage students in the drama and rich educational information presented in the six-part PBS series LIBERTY! THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.  The plans are flexible and can be easily adapted.  PreK-12 teachers may videotape the series and use it in the classroom for one year.  (For more information on teacher resources to accompany PBS programs and on PBS extended taping rights for educators, please visit the PBS TeacherSource Web site).

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Lesson 1: THE RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARIES
Examine why colonists, many of whom felt strong loyalties to the British Empire, decided to abandon their mother country and join the Revolution.

Lesson 2: THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: AN ANALYTICAL VIEW
Consider the importance of the Declaration of Independence - what it meant during the time of the Revolution, what its impact is today and how it influenced political thinking over the last few centuries.

Lesson 3: THE CONTINENTAL ARMY & WASHINGTON
Gain a first-hand understanding of the conditions faced by Washington's Continental Army, and explore how Washington was able to hold his troops together.

Lesson 4: FACTORS THAT HANDICAPPED THE BRITISH
Discover how the strongest military force in the world was defeated by the comparatively weak, non-professional American soldiers, and compare this surprising defeat to other military conflicts in history.

Lesson 5: REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSIC
Investigate some of the more familiar and famous songs of the Revolutionary War period and how music was used to convey messages of patriotism and highlight popular sentiments.

Lesson 6: CREATING A NEW NATION
Examine the post-war tensions between Federalists and Anti-Federalists and how the evolution of their debate shaped the Constitution and government of the United States of America.

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