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Based on the Newbery Medal winner by Esther Forbes, this classic 1957 feature film looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of a young apprentice who becomes involved with the Sons of Liberty and their fight against the British.
A dramatic introduction to some key people (Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, James Otis, Mercy Warren), events (Paul Revere’s ride, the Boston Tea Party), and concepts (taxation without representation, human rights) of a perilous era. (For students in grades 7–12, a 102-page curriculum unit with reproducible activities provides 13 highly motivating lessons based on the novel. A 63-page Latitudes reproducible book provides middle school students with background information and activities about the novel and the period.) Directed by Robert Stevenson.