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The Animated Story Of William Bradford Video On Interactive DVD

By: Animated Hero Classics | Richard Rich

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Teach children the positive character traits of Sharing, Gratitude, Faith, Leadership and other positive character traits through the Nest Learning DVD on the life of William Bradford.

William Bradford fled with the Pilgrims to the new world, where he discovered that the price for religious freedom was hunger, sickness and death. As a peacemaker, he befriended the Native Americans who taught the struggling Pilgrims how to survive. By the end of the first year, William Bradford became Governor of the new land. After their first critical harvest, he set aside time for the Pilgrims and their new Native American friends to feast together and express their thanks to God. Thus, William Bradford became the Father of Thanksgiving Day.

Excellent for developing homeschool curriculum and a great teaching resource for the month of November.  (William Bradford is credited with being the Father of Thanksgiving).

Each Interactive William Bradford DVD features:
    All features offered in English and Spanish 
    English and Spanish movie and subtitles and audio dialog 
    Have fun learning history and character with 3-Level Interactive Quiz 

Bonus Offer - Each William Bradford DVD includes a Free Instant Download of our 48 Page Activity and Coloring book




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1. Susan on 11/28/2013, said:

This movie is very well done. We showed it to a large group of adults 18 years and older with developmental disabilities and volunteers. Everyone loved it! The quiz at the end was enjoyed by all. it was a wonderful way to convey the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
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2. julianne on 11/3/2012, said:

My children LOVE these movies. They are a great addition to their school work and they help to reinforce what we have been discussing.
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3. Debra on 12/14/2011, said:

Enjoyed the story of William Bradford. My son really enjoys getting his history facts regarding these historic heroes from these fun DVD's. Keep up the good work!
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4. Tara on 12/10/2011, said:

kids love these movies...great addition to our homeschool!
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5. Michele on 12/4/2011, said:

Enjoyed the movie and the coloring/activity book as well. We are looking forward to our DVD coming, we had to watch the movie online, which was a great option since it was on backorder.
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6. Cathy on 12/3/2011, said:

My grandkids love this video! They have watched it many times since I gave it to them before Thanksgiving! Thanks for a quality product!
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7. Anonymous User on 12/24/2006, said:

I had to drop you this note to say how thrilled I am with you beautiful DVDs! I have ordered the whole history set and am showing them to my whole school (almost the whole school). I am a music teacher in the public school here in Alvin, Texas and am deeply committed to keeping God and His word alive in my big school. Yesterday we showed William Bradford and the first Thanksgiving to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and I sensed God hovering over that place as those little guys and gals sat wide-eyed and quiet as they heard (some of them for the first time) about what Thanksgiving was really about. Not only are your pictures beautiful but the true facts are presented in a stirring way and the music - superb! Columbus was wonderful too. All the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd got to see that as well. Now I can hardly wait to show the next one. Please pass my deepest gratitude along. You folks are wonderful!!!
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William Bradford (March 19, 1590-May 9, 1657) was born in Yorkshire, England and was a committed member of the “Separatist” church. He and his fist wife, Dorothy May, sailed to America with the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower to escape religious persecution.

William Bradford is credited with establishing the first Thanksgiving celebration and is dubbed the “The Father of Thanksgiving.”

Main Characters:
William Bradford; John Carver; Captain Standish; Squanto and Samoset the Indians of the Wampanoag tribe; the pilgrims of the colony.

Overall Theme:
Having separated from the King’s Church in England the pilgrims set out on the Mayflower in search of freedom to worship God in peace.  When they land at Plymouth to establish a colony, the pilgrims are faced with harsh winter conditions, scarce food and disease.  After becoming Governor, William Bradford establishes a “feast of thanksgiving” to honor God.

Summary:
In 1620, John Carver, William Bradford, Captain Standish and 99 pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower toward America in search of religious freedom.  As disease and storms hit they are almost forced to return.  William Bradford convinces Captain Standish to press on.

Before landing, Bradford suggests everyone sign the Mayflower Contract designed to enact their own laws and elect leaders for a free government.  John Carver is elected to govern for one year.

The land they choose to build on becomes known as “Plymouth”.  Immediately, the winter sets in and the pilgrims face the harsh effects of the weather, hunger and disease.  By the first signs of spring, half of the pilgrims have died.

Soon after arriving in the new world, the Pilgrimsdiscovered that the price for religious freedom was hunger, sicknessand death. As a peacemaker, William Bradford befriended the NativeAmericans, who taught the struggling Pilgrims how to survive. By theend of the first year, William Bradford became Governor of the newland. After their first critical harvest, he set aside time for thePilgrims and their new Native American friends to feast together and toexpress thanks to God.

Soon a lone Indian appears on the horizon.  Against Captain Standish’s wishes, John Carver and William Bradford befriend Samoset of the Wampanoag tribe.  Samoset sends the English-speaking Squanto and Chief Massasoit to the pilgrims who make a peace pact.  Chief Massasoit offers gifts to seal the deal.

Squanto and Samoset live with the pilgrims and teach them how to live off the land.  As John Carver falls ill, he makes Bradford Governor of Plymouth.  After the first successful crop, Bradford proposes a “Feast of thanksgiving” to honor God and thank him for his many gifts.

Background:
Religious freedom today is one of our country’s founding principles, but imagine the 1600’s when people were forced to practice the religion of their King.  It’s no wonder they began to look to America for a better way of life.  William Bradford was able to be with a group of “pilgrims” as they set sail to America in search of religious and governmental freedom.

Upon establishing the Plymouth colony, the pilgrims were rewarded with disease, starvation and harsh weather conditions.  They did get their freedom, but paid the price to get it.  William Bradford was a strong force in helping the colony succeed.

As we celebrate our own Thanksgiving feasts today, with the help of grocery stores, ovens, microwaves and dishwashers, it’s hard to imagine how different the life of the pilgrims had been.  William Bradford symbolizes a time of struggle, oppression and heroism as he helped the Plymouth colony survive.

BONUS Resource & Activity Books

Eachinteractive DVD includes a 48-page Resource & Activity Book full ofskill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloring pages, andmore! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entire family! Thespecial “Certificate of Achievement” located in the back of the bookserves as an excellent award your child can display after completingthe activities.

Principles and Values Taught in This Video
Sharing, Gratitude, Faith, and Leadership.

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