Are you familiar with the Liberty's Kids series? Here is a description from the Liberty Kids website.
The primary goal of the Liberty's Kids TV series is to provide 7-12 year olds with a fresh and exciting experience of the extraordinary period of 1773 to 1789 in American history.
Through the eyes of two young apprentice reporters named Sarah and James, viewers of Liberty's Kids will go on adventures in search of the real stories of the American Revolution. Sarah is a proper British girl right off the ship from England and James, a fifteen-year-old apprentice, sees things from a cocky colonist's perspective. They meet famous historical figures such as George Washington, plus other figures that should be, like Phillis Wheatley - a published poet while still enslaved. Although the setting is Colonial America, Liberty's Kids' characters find themselves in the middle of a revolution that confronts issues that still fill the newspapers today - gun control, downsizing government, lower taxes, freedom of the press, and race relations.
Sarah and James are followed around by eight-year-old Henri, a spirited immigrant from France. Moses, a former slave who freed himself, watches over them for his employer, the remarkable Benjamin Franklin, with whom we travel to Europe as he fights for recognition and assistance for the young nation.
The entire show is produced using high quality animation and creates an exciting world that today's kids can jump into and discover the real stories of the incredible time that gave birth to the United States of America. Liberty's Kids offers caretakers, from parents to teachers, an extraordinary resource through which they can share with young people the inspiring stories, characters, and values at the heart of America's great experiment in democracy.
Several years ago it was on PBS and my kids loved it. Then it disappeared. Last year repeats were being shown on a cable channel at the oh so convenient time of 6:00 a.m.! But then last fall I heard through the homeschool grapevine that the entire series was being released on DVD, so we quickly pre-ordered our copy. Part of me wanted to save it to use as a supplement for our history studies this year, but the kids would have none of that. They wanted to watch it right away. With 40 episodes (a running time of 15 hours), this six-disc set kept my kids (and myself) entertained for months. And my kids love to re-watch the episodes, so we will still incorporate it in our history studies this year.
So in honor of a new school year and my favorite subject, I am giving away a new (still in the shrink wrap) DVD set. I know some blogs have to get real complicated with the rules for their give-aways, but those are blogs with hundreds of readers. So here are my simple rules:
- US residents only (sorry!).
- Leave a comment at this post, telling me your favorite subject as a student or your favorite homeschooling subject.
- You do not need to be a homeschooler to enter!
- Blog about this give-away and leave a separate comment for a second chance to enter.
- Contest ends Tuesday, August 25th at 11:59 p.m CST.
- Winner will be announced the following morning.