Our kids wish to casually recommend the Liberty’s Kids series to you and your kids. We don’t watch very much TV, but this is an animated series that we watch through Netflix (via streaming, but probably available on discs).
The show is 40 episodes of a mix of historical fact and fiction from the American Revolution period–a period which should not be so foreign to us because we are only 5-6 generations removed from it. The series portrays actual events of the Revolution as they pertain and are witnessed by fictional, teenage characters.
Though the theme song is a little narcissistic, I think you would enjoy the program. Some of the episodes are available on YouTube, if you are willing to watch it in parts.