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Movie Monday 7/4/11

Happy 4th of July everyone! I am so blessed to be an American and I thank all of those in the military who fight daily for our freedoms. God bless America!

Since it is the 4th of July, I thought it would be fitting to choose a patriotic “movie” for Movie Monday 🙂

My choice this week is not really a movie, but rather a documentary.

The American Heritage Series is a truthful account of America’s history and a peek into the lives of our Founding Fathers. Historian David Barton does an amazing job of exploring the past and presenting in an informative and interesting way. Our entire family enjoyed watching each “episode.”  It was neat to be able to pause and hear our children’s thoughts on various topics and to hear that they had learned in school much of the information presented in this documentary. It is also a great asset to homeschool curriculum and teaches a lot of the things not being currently taught in many schools.

Although not a big deal, there is a short (seconds long) repeating segment on each “episode” – almost like a preview. It may have been that this series aired on TV and they were showing this repeating segment before or after a commercial. However, again, this wasn’t a big deal. We merely fast-forwarded during the repeating segment.

This series is fascinating and an eye-opening refresher course for adults. It is well-produced and timely. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the early beginnings of our great nation.

For more mom-approved movies (and documentaries 🙂 please click on the Mom-Approved Movies tab at the top of this page.


Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website,, her blog,, and through her newsletter via

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