Every student of the Revolution should see this superb video, which paints the war's campaigns onto a shaded-relief physical map of North America. Animated maps show France's withdrawal from the continent at the end of the French and Indian War, the location of the English colonies, the campaign around Boston, the battles for New York and Trenton, the campaign for the Hudson, the war in the South culminating at Yorktown, and results of the treaty of 1783. A world map puts the war into its context in the worldwide conflict between France and England. The maps use colored lines to show the movements and battlefield dispensations of armies and fleets, and are enhanced by onscreen dates, famous period illustrations, and brisk narration. Grades 5–12. Color. 20 minutes. ©1999.
"The teaching objectives are superbly met, and the technical qualities are very good. This is an exciting production to enrich history curriculums for the targeted age groups..."
—School Library Journal