- an explanation from an old educational film
- a clip from PBS on "The War that Made America Battle in the Wilderness"
- The longer version, part 1 of 7, of the PBS documentary above; note that due to graphic images, viewer discretion is advised
- A simple explanation of the war appearing as a debate between two Duplo- or Lego-style characters from each side talking about the war, and a different, slightly shorter version
At the risk of reusing a song two weeks in a row, my house will be singing this week's history fact to "This Land is Your Land":
In seventeen fifty-four
the French and Indian War
which began in North Amer-ica
between Britain and France over
ownership of North American
was won by the English when they captured
(repeat last line of melody) Quebec, and Mo-o-ontreal!