Here is a list of cycle 1 history videos we hope to watch this year (including Amazon Prime selections). Last year, I made a list of videos we hoped to watch for Cycle 3 (found here). We honestly didn’t get to all of them, but it was a good reference for me when we had a chance to watch. (Our family loves to listen to audio so you might like our Cycle 1 audio list as well.)
DVDs we have so far:
- Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts #1 – Rome if You Want To
- Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts #2: Greece And The Word
- Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts #3: Turkish Delight
- Drive Thru History – East Meets West
For family movie nights:
From Amazon Prime:
(If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can always try the Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.)
Timelines Of Ancient Civilizations: Season 1 – this show includes many of the civilizations we’ll study this year. I’m excited to check this one out as a family.
Early civilizations (not particular week, but definitely timeline):
Minoans: Public Peace & Ritual Violence (includes talk of secret human sacrifice)
Ancient Israel (weeks 1-2):
Ancient Greece (week 3)
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (week 4)
Ancient Rome (week 3, 5, 6)
Gandhi (week 8)
Gandhi – I don’t remember this movie about Gandhi so I’ll probably preview it before we watch it.
week 11, 12
Jordan – This video includes ruins from the Byzantine Empire and Islamic/Arabic influences as well as Roman ruins. (It helps me see where so many of these civilizations existed in the same location.)
Mesoamerican civilizations: week 16
Mexico – While titled “Mexico”, this talks about a number of Mesoamerican civilizations including the Aztecs (week 17) – it also has a section on the day of the dead that we fast-forwarded.
Aztecs (week 17)
Napoleon (week 24)
My children have been enjoying a few of these videos, but we did run across some ancient civilizations talking about human sacrifices. Reminder: false gods, human sacrifice, and other sensitive issues might be in these videos.
I didn’t find videos for every week of Cycle 1, but we also won’t have time to watch every week. Are there any videos you would had to this list (DVD, Amazon Prime, or even from other sources)? If so, let me know!
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