Some like to reenact battles from history in their spare time. Others do it on YouTube, using Lego Minifigs. Stop-motion Lego movies are a wonderful way for students to understand and illustrate scenes from history -including war.

1814 The Battle of New Orleans

Narrated by the late great Johnny Horton. I found this wonderful Lego film through one of my favorite link blogs and that led me to more and more Lego depictions of history's battlefields.

1861 The Battle of Ft. Sumter

The beginning of the US Civil War.

1861 Bull Run

Depicting the First Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, Virginia.

1941 Pearl Harbor

The December 7th attack that drew the reluctant Americans into World War II.

1942-1943 The Battle of Stalingrad

Six months of battle and siege led to 2 million deaths, military and civilian alike, in World War II.

1944 Omaha Beach

The D-Day invasion of Normandy by the Allies in World War II.

Circa 1968 Vietnam

This stop-motion video depicts various types of battles of the Vietnam War.

1991 Desert Storm

The US and our UN allies take back Kuwait after the invasion by Iraq.