J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Building Blocks of the American Revolution

YouTube hosts a handful of short animated films about the Battle of Bunker Hill, most apparently made as school assignments. I have to give the edge to this stop-motion Lego® version. It’s not wholly accurate (Americans wouldn’t build a tower on Breed’s Hill until decades after the battle), but it reproduces more of the day than the other offerings.

And don’t Lego people remind you of Davy on Davy and Goliath?


Kelly said...

Hello Mr. Bell,

I enjoy reading your blog. I have a great interest in Colonial history also. I am an artist specializing in colonial portraits.I also used the blogger parchment template for my blog, but I changed the border and background. Please take a look!http://theredcolonial.blogspot.com/
Oh, and I thought I was the only one who watched Davy and Goliath!

J. L. Bell said...

Well, was there anything else for kids on TV on Sunday mornings?