Great Educational History Videos and Movies for Learning Online:
Great History Movie Choices
Here are just a few of the history videos and movies we've watched
the Story of Us - a truly great series about American
History. I highly recommend this series. For a study of U.S. history,
I can't imagine a better resource.
Ancient Greece - Crucible of Civilization -
goes into a lot of detail about the history and life of Ancient
Greece. It was a great addition to what we were reading for history
at the time.
Ken Burns America - Statue of Liberty. We had
already visited the Statue of Liberty. This video gave us a much
greater understanding of the statue and it's history.
Lewis and Clark Great Journey West by National
Geographic - This is a wonderful recreation, originally done of
IMAX. We learned a lot.
Invictus - about Nelson Mandela. A very inspiring
movie that gave depth to our understanding of Africa and Nelson
Empires: Kingdom of David the Saga of the Israelites
- We learned a great deal by watching this series. Very insightful
and very well done.
Ken Burns the Civil War - Even though we were
doing a study of the Civil War period, we found this series too
graphic for our taste. We abandoned it in the first segment.
Night at the Museum - O.K. it isn't really a
historical film. But it does mention several things from history.
I think movies like that help kids find history a lot more interesting.
Another one along that line is National Treasure and National
This was just a sample of the movies we've seen for education.
They can be purchased through Amazon. Many of them are also available
through Netflix or your local library.
Netflix is my first choice
for videos and movies about history, or any other topic. There
are numerous great movies, documentaries, and video series offered
by Netflix that cover every topic you can imagine. We use it practically
every day for education and entertainment.
To search for others inside Netflix, under genres, you can choose
documentaries. Once inside there, you can then choose historical
documentaries, biographical documentaries, and several other choices.
Documentaries by PBS, the History Channel, and BBC are typically
very well done.
History Educational Movie and Video Links:
http://www.history.com/topics - The History Channel.
I've given you the link to the entire topics list. There are many
videos and movies available from all historical time periods.
- Regular Biography Channel. This link takes
you to the video main page. There are many choices for individuals
both current and from the past. Link for the search age on Biography:
- Free Video Lectures about History. Numerous
topics being discussed by professional educators.
- Cosmo Learning History.