Liberty Kids Series
EPISODE 23: James witnesses the victory of the Saratoga Campaign while lashed to a Hessian soldier. He is forced to understand that even though someone stands across the battlefield from another person, they are not that different beneath the uniform. Sarah is present for Benedict Arnold’s heroics and sees the change taking place in him.
HISTORICAL CONTENT: General Horatio Gates defeats Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga (10/17/77). Benedict Arnold is the true hero of the battle but is angered when he fails to receive proper recognition. His righteous indignation leads Sarah to feel that his loyalty to the American cause is at risk.
EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: Every person has their own views of the world that must be respected and understood if we are ever to learn how to resolve conflicts without violence.
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