"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
For anyone who loves American history or wants to learn more about the foundations of American justice, In Search of Liberty is a visually entertaining film with creative story-telling that brings the power of history to life for modern generations. It's a great addition to any home school video library.
Combining patriotism and the origins of constitutional law, the film teaches key aspects of the document that encapsulates American rights and freedoms. The storyline explores how the basic principles of U.S. government and Second Amendment rights can easily come under attack and should be protected. As the story unfolds, the Ellis family is enlightened on how a document that founded our country over two centuries ago continues to shape and define our modern country.
The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Amendments are the forces that separate and balance the powers of government, safeguarding the rights of individuals and majority rule. For any curriculum concerning the framework of U.S. government, this family-friendly movie stands as a powerful educational tool for adults, families, and educators alike.
Excerpt from Devoted Mommy of 3 homeschool blog:
"As Americans, we move day-to-day without giving much thought to what really holds our country together. For many people, the Constitution is the latest buzzword when college campuses are in an uproar or some pundit believes his or her rights have been violated. How often to we look back to what the Founding Fathers gifted to us all?
"This is the exact premise for a new, family movie, In Search of Liberty. We meet a normal, American family. A chance encounter with a certain historical figure named Ben leads the family to see the Constitution as never before. This modernized Ben delivers witty humor, magical visions of the past, and a love for his country. Most importantly, the family gains an understanding of the amendments, what is and isn’t included in the Constitution, and why it’s still wholly relevant today."
Full review at: Devoted Mommy of 3.
Excerpt from Modlins Multiply homeschool blog:
"The movie was educational, comprehensive, and entertaining. In Search of Liberty chronicles the foundation in which the Constitution came to be. Beginning with The Magna Carta, followed by The Declaration of Independence, and finally, our Country’s Constitution.
"It had a lighthearted approach which allowed my eight year old and eleven year old to remain engaged. But it was also informative enough to keep my College Freshman interested, whom is currently taking American History."
Full review at: Modlins Multiply.
The First Amendment In Action
The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
But what does that really mean?
In the above clip you will see how one portion of the First Amendment is explained by Ben and discussed with the Ellis family. The part in question: freedom of religion.
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"Enjoyed the film, watched with the whole family and very grateful to have the young kids get this proper introduction to the US Constitution. Really appreciate how the proper respect for our supreme law is shown here, and that it is just as relevant today as when written." - Carey D.
"Perfect for homeschool." JoAnne C.
"Wonderfully entertaining and educational! This movie should be a required viewing in every single school across these United States, public and private. Our children are not being taught what this country is really about, nor the principles upon which it was founded. Teaching that, with the help of this movie, will help to ensure our freedoms for generations to come!" - Dolly A.