Liberty Kids Series
EPISODE 15: The Kids, thinking they’re reporting on the sighting of a “sea monster” in New York harbor, instead meet David Bushnell, the father of the submarine. James talks his way into the mission and become part of the nighttime attack that goes awry.
HISTORICAL CONTENT: An inventor has come up with a submersible ship that the colonists are going to use against the British fleet. Though the first attempt to sink a ship with a submarine fails (9/6/76), the blockade of New York is weakened by another example of Yankee ingenuity.
EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: New ideas have great power, even when they don’t necessarily work out the way one thinks.
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