Besides being a great way unit study starter, movies have a way of taking us back in history. Remember, when we did our FBI Unit Study, we started our unit study by popping popcorn and watching the documentary about the FBI.
Not only do movies capture our children’s attention but they have a way of hooking our children on history too.
Homeschool History Alive
Netflix is one tool I happily pay for each month because the benefits always outweigh the nominal cost.
Though the movies change throughout the years, I always manage to keep a list or two on hand when teaching different periods of history.
Look at my list of homeschool history teaching ancient civilizations using Netflix.
- Son of Hercules vs. Medusa
- The Ancient Life
- The 300 Spartans
- Colosseum: A Gladiator’s Story
- The Prince of Egypt
- Nova: Building Pharaoh’s Chariot
- The Pyramid Code
- The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb
- Secrets: The Sphinx
- Secrets: A Viking Map?
- Secrets of the Viking Sword: Nova
- Secrets of the Dead: China’s Terracotta Warriors
Whether you add a movie or two for enrichment, as a unit study starter or to add some spice to your day, a movie or two can history alive for a time period in history that sometimes can be hard to teach.
Also, be sure to scoot by and check out Teach With Movies for free lesson plans to go with movies. It is such an awesome resource.
Although I don’t use movies to teach exclusively, I feel they are a fun and valuable part of teaching history that can be inspirational for my boys.
What about you? Do you add movies to your unit studies or to enrich your curriculum?
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