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Well, here it is for now. I'm not going to get much farther in the next few weeks, with moving and all, so I'm posting what I've got so far.

The Unofficial Story of the World movie list

* Age recommendations are from Netflix and Common Sense Media.

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.

Walking With Prehistoric Beasts- This film starts after the time of the dinosaurs, taking an up-close look at animals that are now extinct, as well as early man.

Walking With Cavemen- Another “Walking With” film shows us more about what life was like for early man. Deals with the theory of evolution, as people descend from the branches to walk on two legs.

Ch. 6- The Jewish People

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)- (ages 8+) With his gift of dreams and his beautiful coat, Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers and sent to Egypt. A fairly accurate retelling of the Joseph story.

Book 2- The Middle Ages

Ch 1- The Glory that Was Rome

Gladiator- (ages 15+) An extremely violent movie that gives us a look into the lives of gladiators in ancient Rome. Perhaps a good choice to watch and discuss with your high schoolers.

Ch. 2- The Early Days of Britain

Pendragon: Sword of His Father- (ages 5+) Set in 411AD, Pendragon tells the story of young Artos, who is taken into slavery by the Saxons.

Ch. 16- England After the Conquest

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives- (all ages) A two-disc series that takes us through true stories of damsels, peasants, knights and other characters of the Middle Ages.

Ch. 17- Knights and Samurai

A Knight's Tale- (ages 12+) This fun movie takes a lighthearted look at being a knight in the Middle Ages.

Ch. 38- England's Greatest Queen

Dear America: The Royal Diaries- (all ages) Adapted from the Scholastic book series, this disc has three episodes about historical princesses during their teen years. It features Elizabeth I, Isabel and Cleopatra VII.

Ch. 39- England's Greatest Playwright

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales- (all ages) This enjoyable collection features 12 25-minute animated adaptations of the bard's plays.

A Midsummer Night's Dream- (ages 12+) When four star-crossed lovers run into the forest in search of each other, mischievous faeries use a potion that wreaks romantic havoc on everyone.

Book 3- Early Modern Times

Ch. 1- A World of Empires

Minkus: Don Quixote- Russia's Marinsky ballet perform Ludwig Minkus' “Don Quixote,” loosely based on the classic tale.

Ch. 2- Protestant Rebellion

Mary: Queen of Scots- (ages 13+) Upon returning from France to assume the throne, Mary finds her ascension challenged by her brother, her husband and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I.

Ch. 3- James, King of Two Countries

Pocahantas Revealed: Nova- The Nova team retells the story of Pocahantas with modern science.

Ch. 4- Searching for the Northwest Passage

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. 5 Warlords of Japan

Samurai: Behind the Blade- This hour-long documentary gives viewers a thorough introduction to the history and traditions of the samurai.

Ch. 22- Revolution!

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

The Crossing (2000)- The Crossing brings to life the Continental Army's historic passage across the Deleware on Christmas Night, 1776.

Ch. 36- The Slave Trade Ends

Amazing Grace- (ages 10+) Tells the story of William Wilberforce, an English politician fighting for the abolition of slavery.

Book 4- The Modern Age

Ch. 3- 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.

A Little Princess- (all ages) The story of Sarah Crewe, sent by her father in India to live at Miss Minchins's boarding school in London.

The Jungle Book- (all ages) Several good movie adaptations of Rudyard Kipling's book are available from Netflix.

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.

Little Women- (all ages) Four sister and their mother living in Civil War era America after their father leaves to join the conflict.

Gettysburg- (PG- but may be for older children) The fiercest battle fought on American soil comes to life as we see those three fateful days from July 1863 recreated.

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. 20- Revolution in America... War in the World

Lawrence of Arabia- (ages 13+) The movie opens with the death of Lawrence at the age of 47, then flashes back to recount his adventures in Cairo during World War I.

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. 26- The Great Crash and What Came of It

American Experience: The Orphan Trains- From the 1850s to the 1930s, the Children's Aid Society sent more than 150,000 children out to live with families in rural areas.

Kit Kittredge (ages 6+)- This Depression era drama inspired by the American Girl series. When Kit's father is away looking for work, Kit and her friends have all sorts of adventures.

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.

A League of Their Own (ages 10+)- The story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Takes place during WWII.

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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Thank you!! This will come in so handy.

We're just doing prehistory now, but as we get more into SOTW, if I find any additional Netflix movies, I'll be sending you what we find!

We're watching 10,000 BC right now (at this moment), it's a documentary on early North American humans, I think there's also some action movie with the same name, but they are different.

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Thanks! This is going to be very helpful!

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You are my hero and have totally made my day! We are just starting to wrap up chapter 1 and I was so happy to think I was done reading for the day until dd said, "No, don't stop, what happens next?" She will be so happy to have "school movies" come for her.
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Awesome!

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awesome.

Being nitpicky here, its Netherland (only in English is it called the Netherlands) not Holland.north and south Holland are provinces.

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