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Drive Thru History: Boston & the Beginnings of the Revolution

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From the tower of the Old North Church where Robert Newman gave the signal that the British were coming, host Dave Stotts recalls the beginnings of the American Revolution. Dave visits Lexington Green and reviews the history of the "shot heard around the world," and at Old North Bridge, Concorde, the American success and British retreat. At Bunker Hill, Dave provides a detailed account of the fighting and causalities in a conflict where the Americans established themselves as a solid fighting force.

Media Details

Runtime: 27 minutes

Muted portrait painting of Christopher Columbus against a red and yellow background. Caption. Not surprising for a boy from Genoa.
Drive Thru History
Episode 1
25 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dave Stotts speaks to camera while standing in an old graveyard. Caption. Richard Clyfton was fired from his position as parson.
Drive Thru History
Episode 2
18 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close shot looking up at beams of sunlight shining through a tree. Text on image reads, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Caption. Here in Boston on September 17, 1630.
Drive Thru History
Episode 3
27 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Portrait painting of George Fox, 1624 to 1691. He has shoulder length white hair, wearing a jacket, cravat, and wide brimmed hat. Caption. Even went as far as springing him from jail several times.
Drive Thru History
Episode 5
17 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white blurred photograph of multi-story buildings lining a street. Caption. Today, we have a lot of ground to cover.
Drive Thru History
Episode 6
25 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dave Stotts speaks to camera. Behind him, a brick tower and small graveyard. Caption. For the Order of the Poor Clerics Regular.
Drive Thru History
Episode 7
25 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Exterior shot showing the ruins of a building. Text below reads, King James the First, 1566 to 1625. Caption. Back in 1606, King James the First granted a charter.
Drive Thru History
Episode 8
22 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dave Stotts faces camera, standing on a lawn with a white building behind him. Text on image reads, George Washington, 1732 to 1799. Caption. Now if you ever find yourself in Washington, D, C.
Drive Thru History
Episode 9
27 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dave Stotts faces camera standing next to a monument in Battle Hill, Long Island. Caption. Now home to one of the most beautiful cemeteries.
Drive Thru History
Episode 10
23 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Collage of images, including George Washington's painted portrait and a 1999 New Jersey Quarter that reads, "Crossroads of the Revolution, 1787." Caption. Where heroes are made and legends are created.
Drive Thru History
Episode 12
22 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12