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I'd like to make up a master list of movies that go with each Story Of the World book and make a file or sticky post for it.

If you have a suggestion for the list, please PM which SOTW book you're referring to, the chapter it goes with and the movie title.

Together we can make an awesome list and all the classical kids can have a weekly history movie day, with popcorn and soda and candy!

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I started searching in WTM forums, but see you just posted there!

Great idea, I'll see what I can find. Do you have the beginning of a list already?

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I've started the list for Book 4.

Ch 3 British Invasions

The Secret Garden

Ch. 5 Civil War

Red Badge of Courage
Gone With the Wind

Ch. 16 Moving West

Little House on the Prarie

Ch. 20 & 21 World War I

All Quiet on the Western Front
The Red Baron
Wings
Farewell to Arms
The African Queen

Ch 21- Russian Revolution

Dr. Zhivago
Fiddler on the Roof

Ch 26 The Great Crash

Kit Kittredge
The Sting
Grapes of Wrath
Journey of Natty Gann
Sullivan’s Travels
Miracle on 34th Street
War of the Worlds

Ch 28 & 29 World War II

Casablanca
Sound of Music
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Midway
Chariots of Fire
Mrs. Miniver
Great Dictator
The Longest Day
Best Years of Our Lives
Since You Went Away
It’s A Wonderful Life

Ch. 35 The Cold War

Madame Curie
The Day After
Animal Farm

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Anyone know what chapter to put the Liberty's Kids episodes under?

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just subbing...

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I've never seen these history books before. They look interesting. Anyone know if the book 1 is Christian based? TIA!

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I was just settling down in bed and doing some light reading of Art in Story book by Saccardi. For each history period, they list tons of multimedia resources! This art book rocks for a classical education (or any type of education for that matter) - it pulls all history together - art of course, literature, poetry, science, drama, journaling, book go-alongs for adult and child... This book is a treasure trove!

You may want to see if your library has this book (or purchase it), there are way too many DVD resources to list unless I had hours of time...
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Story-Teac...0915416&sr=8-1

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I've never seen these history books before. They look interesting. Anyone know if the book 1 is Christian based? TIA!
There's some debate on that. Commonly, Christians critique it because it's not really religious, and others critique it because it includes some Bible stories- along with stories from other religions. It's easily adaptable for Christians and others alike.

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There's some debate on that. Commonly, Christians critique it because it's not really religious, and others critique it because it includes some Bible stories- along with stories from other religions. It's easily adaptable for Christians and others alike.
The criticism from secular users is that it has stories from ancient mythology, for instance, and calls them "myths" and "legends" -- which is true enough. But when talking about Biblical stories, they're not *specifically* called "myths".

So Christian parents might see it as an implication that Biblical stories /are/ myths since they're lumped into a collection of other myths told in a similar way... and secular parents might see it as an implication that Biblical stories are /facts/ because they're not explicitly called myths...

While this bothers some people, most users (both secular and Christian) end up feeling that things are treated fairly enough, and even if there are some unclear details and distinctions and imperfections, it's still excellent as a general introduction to the story aspect of history... it engages young children to think that history is interesting, and the details about what is fact, what is speculation, and what is myth will get sorted out as they both mature and expand their studies.

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Here's what I have so far.

The Unofficial Story of the World movie list

Book 1- Ancient Times

Ch. 1- The Earliest People

Prehistoric America: A Journey through the Ice Age and Beyond (BBC)- Travel back in time 14,000 years to imagine what America looked like before man's existence. This documentary uses computer animation to give us realistic views of the woolly mammoth and other prehistoric creatures.

Book 2- The Middle Ages

Book 3- Early Modern Times

Ch. 22- Revolution!

Liberty's Kids- Geared towards 8-16 year olds, this animated series teaches children about the events surrounding the Revolutionary War.

Book 4- The Modern Age

Ch. 4- British Invasions

The Secret Garden- (all ages) Mary Lennox is a strong-willed English girl who is orphaned when her parents die of cholera in India. She's sent to live with her uncle in a lonely English mansion and turns an abandoned garden into a thing of beauty.

Ch. 5- The American Civil War

The Red Badge of Courage- (not rated) Set during the American Civil War. Examines a boy's feelings as he prepares for battle. As the war continues, he comes to terms with the realities of warfare.

Ch. 6- Two Tries for Freedom

Anne of Green Gables- (all ages) Anne Shirley, a talkative, red-headed orphan is adopted by a spinster and her brother on Prince Edward Island, Canada and has all sorts of adventures.

Ch. 16- Moving West

Little House on the Prairie- (all ages) Disney's adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's novel chronicles the family's wagon trek from Wisconsin to Kansas, where dad Charles will claim the family's parcel of land.

Ch. 21- A Revolution Begins and the Great War Ends

Mary Poppins (all ages)- Mary Poppins is the “practically perfect” nanny who shows up just at the right time for the Banks family. The movie is set when women are demanding the right to vote and Mrs Banks is a suffragette.

Ch. 28- The Second World War

The Hiding Place- In WWII Holland, Corrie ten Boom and her family of Christian watchmakers are quietly sheltering Jews in their small house. When Nazis discover them, it leads to concentration camps and a test of faith for Corrie and her sister.

Ch. 36- Struggles and Assasinations

Dr Martin Luther King Jr: A Historical Perspective- An hour long documentary that focuses on the Civil Rights leader's many accomplishments. Includes the “I Have a Dream” speech.

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There's actually a whole Walking with... series, from Walking with Monsters to Walking with Dinosaurs to Walking with Prehistoric Beasts to Walking with Cavemen. Thanks so much for starting me on the initial look-up with the Prehistoric America suggestion. I think my kids will love these, and they're all availabe thru my library!!

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There's actually a whole Walking with... series, from Walking with Monsters to Walking with Dinosaurs to Walking with Prehistoric Beasts to Walking with Cavemen. Thanks so much for starting me on the initial look-up with the Prehistoric America suggestion. I think my kids will love these, and they're all availabe thru my library!!
My 4 year old dd loves, loves, loves this series. We've seen them all except for Walking with Cavemen (because our library doesn't have that one.) They are really excellent, and one day when I have a little extra money, we're going to buy them all.

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Thanks ladies. I added those to the list.

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Ooo,Ooo,Ooo, good idea! Thanks for starting this.
I saw a movie at the California homeschool convention last month
Pendragon http://burnsfamilystudios.com/movies/pendragon/
It fits beautifuly with book two. Set in A.D. 411 it is about Britan defending itself from the Saxons. There is a Christian bias/basis to the story (but I am just fine with that ) Also it was produced by a homeschool family.

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Did you want me to make a list from Art in Story? It lists thousands in chronological history order!

Also, did they all have to be on Netflix? I've found so many that are on some educational library resource website as well.

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Oh, and the Walking With... Series, we love it so much we bought the whole she-bang. They even have a show, with life-size dinosaurs, we saw it a few weeks ago!

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I'm going to restrict it to ones that you can rent from Netflix/Blockbuster, without having to hunt for them.

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Ooo,Ooo,Ooo, good idea! Thanks for starting this.
I saw a movie at the California homeschool convention last month
Pendragon http://burnsfamilystudios.com/movies/pendragon/
It fits beautifuly with book two. Set in A.D. 411 it is about Britan defending itself from the Saxons. There is a Christian bias/basis to the story (but I am just fine with that ) Also it was produced by a homeschool family.
What chapter in book 2 would you say it goes with? Does Netflix have it?

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Pendragon: Sword of His Father
is available thru Netflix.
It lines up with Story of the World, Volume 2 Middle Ages, Chapter 2.

It has fighting, sword play, and death, but no gore or gratuitous violence. It was definately fine for my 7yo son. I needed to help my 5yo son interpret things a bit, but it did not bother him or worry him at all.

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Great!

Any other suggestions?

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We are working thru volume 2 and the begining of volume 3 this year (Cross thru Columbus) so I will keep thinking ahead and let you know what I come up with. I know there are many good renditions, amd adaptations of Shakespere, in movie form, that I plan on using.

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Subbing. We're doing Volume 2 this year along with HO.
(I can't even remember what we did last year for Volume 1 - and I kept lousy records. )

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I've got some links saved of lists of movies people have used with SOTW and HO:
Greek Mythology in Movies: http://www.windweaver.com/as/mythmovies.htm
Middle Ages from the WTM forum: http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forum...ad.php?t=46264
More Middle Ages: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medfilms.html

We just finished Ancients today (!) and will be starting Middle Ages in a few weeks, so we haven't had a chance to check most of these out, but they look like good places to start.

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Anymore ideas for Vol. 1??

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Did you want me to make a list from Art in Story? It lists thousands in chronological history order!

Also, did they all have to be on Netflix? I've found so many that are on some educational library resource website as well.
Maybe you could post this in another thread!?!?!
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Not sure how to tell how old this thread is....

 

 

We are starting Vol. 2

Would love to add in some movies or videos to go along.

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