izzit.org Releases New Series Pups of Liberty Short Tails for Elementary Teachers

The wildly popular Pups of Liberty is helping elementary educators teach many virtues needed in the classroom.

ERIE, PA – The wildly popular Pups of Liberty is helping elementary educators teach many virtues needed in the classroom, such as of truth, honesty, integrity, courage, hard work, and justice with izzit.org’s new five-part video series, Short Tails. Each episode is hand-drawn by professional animators from major Hollywood studios and they are approximately three minutes in length. Supplemental materials are available to help teachers.

The original animated Pups of Liberty educational series (The Boston Tea-Bone Party and The Dog-claration of Independence) tells the story of the American Revolution, with cats as the British and dogs as the Colonists.  The Short Tails series features historical figures who, by example, teach virtues that help build character.

The first in the series, Alexander Houndilton and the Virtue of Industry, was introduced in April for a sneak peek to educators. This month Bonejamin Franklin and the Virtue of Perseverance is available. The three additional videos in the Short Tails series are scheduled to release this fall:

October – Abitail and Pug Adams and the Virtue of Truth and Justice

November – Debruff Sampson and the Virtue of Courage

December – Spaniel Adams and the Virtue of Honesty and Integrity

“We’re hoping educators and students discuss the outstanding virtues of our Founding Figures and the ideals our country needs from our citizens to move forward today,” said Jen Klein, co-creator of the Pups series.

Short Tails is a strong follow-up to the Pups of Liberty series and we are planning to produce even more,” said Dean Graziano, vice president of izzit.org. “K-5 teachers and their students will find these videos engaging and useful for discussing the virtues that made for good character.”

All Pups of Liberty videos are available at no cost to classroom and homeschool educators, and offer questions to encourage student discussion.

About izzit.org:

izzit.org specializes in creating innovative, free, standards-aligned content for K-12 educators that fosters critical thinking and respectful debate among students. Its five focus areas include Constitution & Civics, Social Studies & Humanities, Business & Economics, Career Technical Education, and Elementary. In addition to its library of more than 130 video-centered teaching units, Teachable Moments and online courses, izzit.org also offers a Current Events service, with two daily articles, discussion questions, and vocabulary, all at no cost to educators. Each school year, U.S. educators can receive multiple DVDs from izzit.org’s library as well as unlimited downloads and streaming. For more information, visit the website, www.izzit.org.

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