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Pups of Liberty: The Boston Tea-Bone Party

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 17:30
Grade Level: K-6 | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English

Who rules your life?

Are you ready for an adventure? Travel back to 1773 to witness the beginning of the Ameri-canine revolution! In Pups of Liberty: The Boston Tea-Bone Party, you'll see the real people of the American Revolution portrayed by cats and dogs. Watch as Spaniel Adams and Paul Ruffere help organize the Pups of Liberty to protest the new taxes imposed on them by the Royal Tomcat and insist on No Laws Without Paws!

This fun and beautifully-animated film is a great way to introduce young students to the ideas and events that led to the founding of the United States of America.

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Subject Areas

U.S. History / Government & Civics




United States


American Revolution

Boston Tea Party

Colonial America


This video was great! It shows the causes of the American Revolution in a way my students could relate! My students and I were very pleased with this video, I know they definitely understood the term "taxation without representation", thank you!

Maritza Carpenter
Arlington, VA

My students absolutely LOVED this video. We had been studying the American Revolution and at first I wasn't sure how they'd respond to the cat/dog replacement of the real people in history. They totally enjoyed it. I think they may have actually paid better attention to the lesson learned through this video because of the animal characters. I shared it with my fellow teachers and will definitely use it again next year.

Catherine Chitty
Winston Salem, NC

I found this DVD extremely helpful in the introduction to the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, and Colonial America. It is perfect for elementary school age children. This DVD is housed in the Professional Collection of the school library for all teachers to use. Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity to provide excellent teaching tools to our teaching staff.

Debra Prazmo
Saint Clair Shores, MI

My students loved the video. It was important that they had background knowledge of the topic first. This enabled them to understand who the different characters in the video were as well as the events that were happening.This did not diminish their. enjoyment, but only added to the discussion afterwards. They were a little disappointed that there was not another video for their social studies curriculum.

Fiona Warner
Rego Park, NY

Great resource. They remembered it later when we saw a less exciting documentary on same subject.

Sharon Bussler
La Center, WA

IT WAS GREAT! This was a wonderful way to introduce an historic event to children!

Nancy Derksen
San Bernardino, CA

The class loved it and they really got the play on the names. They want to see it again and on a rainy recess, I might just show it. It is a great way to teach them some of the ideas of history. thanks

Helen Schwartz
West Hartford, CT

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