Sunday, January 22, 2012

Learn our History DVDs - The Birth of a Revolution - A Review

Product:  The Birth of a Revolution DVD

Price:  $9.95  plus $3.95 S&H (including 4 free gifts)

This is a monthly subscription program.  The following videos are $11.95 plus $3.95 S&H.  For full details see the below insert from their website.

"You will receive the The Birth Of A Revolution DVD for only $9.95, plus $3.95 shipping & handling, along with 4 Free Gifts. You'll also receive free streaming access, allowing you to watch your episode on the Learn Our History web site. All charges will be conveniently billed to the credit card you provide. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return the DVD within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, with no questions asked. The free gifts are yours to keep, no matter what you decide.

Then, about once a month, we will send you an email letting you know when the next DVD in the series is scheduled to ship. If you want it, there's nothing for you to do. You'll receive a new TimeCycle Academy DVD for just $11.95 plus $3.95 s&h billed conveniently to your credit card. If you don't want it, you'll have at least 10 days to respond by calling (877) US HISTORY to let us know that you do not want the selection offered. You are under no obligation to purchase an additional DVD, and you understand that refusing a selection is not a cancellation. You may cancel at any time simply by calling Learn Our History, and you understand that unless you call Learn Our History to cancel, you will continue to receive a new Learn Our History DVD, complete with FREE streaming, about once a month."

Age Range:  6 and up

Other products available:  5 more videos available now.  9 more planned to be released this year. 

Co-Founders:  Brad Saft and Mike Huckabee 

About the movie: from the website

Although the shots fired at Lexington and Concord marked the first battle of the war, the path to the Revolution did not start there. The American colonies had made great progress operating under individual legislatures, which could levy taxes, muster troops, and pass certain laws that regulated each colony, but the colonists were still subjects of King George III of England.
By the 1750s, the colonists had come to believe that governing themselves was their right. When Great Britain began to directly tax the colonists to raise funds after the costly French and Indian War, the colonists were outraged. They believed they had all the same rights as Englishmen, who could elect members of Parliament to represent them—especially on such subjects as taxes.
In England, however, the attitude was different: The British government believed the colonies were created to be used in whatever way the King and Parliament believed was best, and the stage was set for conflict.
In this outstanding film, young viewers will journey back to the American colonies during the period leading to that first fateful battle. They’ll experience the events that led the colonists to break with England, forming a new, democratic republic unlike any before in history. Viewers will join the TimeCycle Academy as they come to understand and appreciate the efforts the colonists made to pursue their freedom and forever separate from Great Britain.

Our Thoughts:
I think this is a great concept.  Explanations of some of the most significant events in US History, geared to a level that elementary children can understand. 

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge to review, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.

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