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.
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1861 The Battle of Ft. Sumter

The beginning of the US Civil War.
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1861 Bull Run

Depicting the First Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, Virginia.
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1941 Pearl Harbor

The December 7th attack that drew the reluctant Americans into World War II.
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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.
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1944 Omaha Beach

The D-Day invasion of Normandy by the Allies in World War II.
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Circa 1968 Vietnam

This stop-motion video depicts various types of battles of the Vietnam War.
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1991 Desert Storm

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