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Subject: History

Timeblazers: History and More Series

"Highly Recommended. Each episode provides an interesting, engaging history lesson packaged in a kid-friendly format. Viewers can discuss what we can learn from history. What lessons have historical events taught us? How have things we take for granted today evolved over the centuries? Viewers can have fun looking Click for more

20. Heroes: Hercules, Joan of Arc, Robin Hood, Annie Oakley

20. Heroes: Hercules, Joan of Arc, Robin Hood, Annie Oakley

Alex (Stephen Joffe) has this idea of becoming a "Mighty Dude" superhero; so Timeblazers Sam (Mike Ackerman) and Jen (Heidi Leigh) suggest they go back in time where he can get some serious inspiration from some other heroes of the past. First they travel back to Ancient Greece around the year 1000 B.C. to learn the myth about the strongest super dude of all time, Herakles; in Rome, this son of the god Zeus was known as Hercules; and, as the legend goes, how he had to accomplish twelve terribly difficult tasks after angering the gods. Next, Alex learns that real-life athletic heroes competed in the ancient Olympic games, a tradition which has continued to modern times. Then he learns of one of the world's most famous woman heroes, Joan of Arc, who in 1429 led the French to a number of victories against the English, before being captured and burned at the stake. Next, in medieval England, Alex sees that although there may have been someone like Robin Hood, who stood up against Prince John while King Richard was fighting in the Crusades, the truth is, the story of the man who robbed from the rich to give to the poor is mostly legend. Lastly, Alex learns of a woman of the 1880s in American's Wild West who was a bigger than life heroine, Annie Oakley; she was admired around the world for her expert shooting skills. 05/10DE IJ 30 min.





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