This video comes from the Schoolhouse Rock series, and is a great resource for teachers and students. The video covers King George III, the colonies, Taxation Without Representation, and various other events and people related to the topic. “American Revolution Animated Kids Lesson- No More Kings” summarizes all of the events leading up to the American Revolution in a way that tells a story with a catchy tune. I would use this in my classroom at the end of the unit to review before an assessment. I think that the song would get stuck in the students’ heads and they will be able to retain the information for a longer period of time. This video could be used for any grade that is learning about the American Revolution. What I like best is that the video is explained in terms for students to understand, but it doesn’t have a babyish feel to it like other videos for kids do.
American Revolution Video