The History Shelf - A Historical Fiction, History Book and Movie Timeline

1900 A.D. - 2012 A.D.

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1900

 

 

 

1900 House


The 1900 House

 

Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel (He entered the steel industry after the Civil War.)
Netflix Streaming

Boxer Rebellion
55 Days at Peking (Boxer Rebellion)
Netflix

If you lived 100 years ago
If You Lived 100 Years Ago
Picture book – easy text

Shutting out the sky
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924

Some other books that cover how different children were living across the world at the turn of the century: (these are free online)
Our Little Mexican Cousin
The Japanese Twins
Our Little Arabian Cousin
Our Little Belgian Cousin
Our Little Dutch Cousin
Our Little Egyptian Cousin
Our Little English Cousin
Our Little French Cousin
Our Little Scotch Cousin
Our Little Russian Cousin
Our Little Siamese Cousin

 

BrainPOP
Nobel Prize

1901 Long Live the KingLong Live the King  

 

 

Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion
Netflix

J Pierpont Morgan
Biography: J. Pierpont Morgan
Netflix streaming

Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant
Netflix streaming
1901 – Australian soldiers at the end of the Boer War

Theodore Roosevelt

The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America

Hannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl
Hannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl

 

BrainPOP

Theodore Roosevelt
1902

 

       

Muckrakers
Muckrakers: How Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens Helped Expose Scandal, Inspire Reform, and Invent Investigative Journalism

 
1903      

Horatio's Drive
Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip (1903)
Netflix streaming

Wright Brothers
Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine
Netflix streaming

Kitty Hawk
Modern Marvels: Technology of Kitty Hawk
Netflix

 

Dragonwings
Dragonwings

Marie Curie
Marie Curie: Scientist Who Made Glowing Discoveries 

The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took Flight 

BrainPOP

Madam Curie
1904      

The Panama Canal
American Experience: The Panama Canal

Amazon
 

Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer (Young Patriots series)
Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer (Young Patriots series)

Meet Samantha
Meet Samantha

Little Pear
Little Pear

Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland
Netflix

 

1905

 

 

 

Manor House
Manor House

 

Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler of the Roof (tsarist Russia 1905)
Netflix

The Railway Children
The Railway Children – England
Free online

Little Pear and His Friends

Little Pear and His Friends

Billy Creekmore

Billy Creekmore

 

The Railway Children
The Railway Children

Netflix
1906

Half Broke Horses
Half Broke Horses
This book is from around 1906 through the Depression

   

The Great Quake
San Francisco’s Great Quake
Netflix streaming

Great San Francisco Quake
American Experience - The Great San Francisco Earthquake

Typhoid Mary
NOVA - Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Netflix    
*Emily watched this in one of her college classes and really enjoyed it.    

Kellogg Brothers
The Kellogg Brothers
Netflix streaming

 

1906 Footage of the San Francisco earthquake damage

London Hospital

London Hospital
(Season 1) This series is based on actual events.

A Northern Light
A Northern Light

Defeat of the Ghost Riders

Defeat of the Ghost Riders

Journey to the End of the Earth

Journey to the End of the Earth

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Into the Firestorm
Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906

Little Britches
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

BrainPOP
Radio
From Wikipedia: On Christmas Eve, 1906, Reginald Fessenden used a synchronous rotary-spark transmitter for the first radio program broadcast, from Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, Massachusetts. Ships at sea heard a broadcast that included Fessenden playing O Holy Night on the violin and reading a passage from the Bible.

 

1907

 

 

Times Have Changed
Times Have Changed (Free online)
This is a fun, quick read that spans the 1880's to about WWI (or so).
Other books by the same author with the same type of theme:
Once Upon a Time
And
Memories of the Good Old Days

   

Kids on Strike
Kids on Strike (This book covers a variety of time periods)
Google preview

The Great and Only Barnum
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum

All-of-a-Kind Family
All-of-a-Kind Family

 
1908

 

   

Henry Ford
Biography - Henry Ford: Tin Lizzy Tycoon

Netflix

 

The Orphan of Ellis Island
The Orphan of Ellis Island
Library

Henry Ford
Henry Ford: Big Wheel in the Auto Industry 

Henry Ford
Henry Ford Order

You can browse the Time for Kids: Henry Ford book at Harper Collins.

 

BrainPOP

Assembly Line
1909

 

 

 

A Daring Flight (Nova)
Nova: A Daring Flight (Louis Bleriot)

Netflix

Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall

The film's time frame spans the decade before World War I through the Prohibition era, and into the 1930s.

Bud & Me

Bud & Me : The True Adventures of the Abernathy Boys (A true story!)

The Hidden Jewel

The Hidden Jewel

William Taft

William Howard Taft 27th President 1909-1913

 

1910

Roses
Roses (Spans 8 decades from 1910's to 1980's)

   

Treasure! The Czar’s Faberge Eggs

90 Degrees South
90 Degrees South: With Scott to the Antarctic
Netflix

 

Thomas Edison’s 1910 movie: Frankenstein – the first film to use special effects

Beyond the Next Mountain
Beyond the Next Mountain

Amazon Instant Video

I Remember Mama
I Remember Mama
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

The Moffats
The Moffats
Library

Man of the Family
Man of the Family Library

Counting on Grace
Counting on Grace
(Library - also audio book)

Emperors of the Ice

Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13 Library (also audio book)

BrainPOP
Mexican Revolution

 

 

1911

 

   

Triangle Fire

American Experience: Triangle Fire (free online)
 

Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy

Running Free
Running Free
Netflix Set in 1911 and rated G

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Scott of the Antarctic

 

1912

 

   

Titanic
Titanic: The Complete Story
Netflix

Titanic Revealed
Titanic Revealed
Netflix

 


 

Titanic
Titanic

Titanic

Titanic
Netflix Streaming

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor
This movie is set during Pu Yi’s lifetime from 1906-1967.

Netflix streaming

Downton Abbey
Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey
Netflix Streaming
Covers 1912-1914 (the very start of the war)

 

Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton)
Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton)

By the Great Horn Spoon!
By the Great Horn Spoon!

The Titanic
The Titanic: An Interactive History Adventure

Harry Houdini for Kids
Harry Houdini for Kids: His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions
Google preview

The Good Master
The Good Master  (Takes place in Hungary before World War I)

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster BoyLizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Stupid Deaths: Franz Reichelt

 

1913    

 

Woodrow Wilson
Biography: Woodrow Wilson
Netflix

 

The Cinder Path

The Cinder Path (set in 1913-1918)
Netflix

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson 28th President 1913-1921

A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell
A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell

The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Greatest Game Ever Played

Netflix
1914

Fall of Giants
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy)

The Passing Bells (Greville Family)
The Passing Bells (Greville Family)

Honolulu
Honolulu

The Lost Crown
The Lost Crown

 

Panama Canal
A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama (NOVA) (Built from 1904 – 1914)
Netflix

Antarctic
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure: IMAX (Netflix)

The Endurance
The Endurance
Netflix

Out of Africa
Out of Africa (events from 1914 until 1931)
Netflix

Joyeux Noel
Joyeux Noel
Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
Netflix

Meet Rebecca

Meet Rebecca

The War to End all Wars
The War to End All Wars: World War I

The Yanks are Coming
The Yanks Are Coming

Where Poppies Grow
Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion

Christmas in the Trenches
Christmas in the Trenches (Picture book)

Truce
Truce

The Singing Tree
The Singing Tree  The sequel to the Good Master

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

A Little Princess
A Little Princess
This version of the movie takes place during World War I
Netflix

 

BrainPOP

World War I
1915

The Calligrapher's Daughter: A Novel
The Calligrapher's Daughter: A Novel

The Sandcastle Girls: A Novel
The Sandcastle Girls: A Novel
 

The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide - The Critically Acclaimed PBS Documentary

 

Gallipoli
Gallipoli (fought in Turkey from April 1915 to January 1916)
Netflix streaming

The Red Baron
The Red Baron
Netflix streaming

West from Home
West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915

Forgotten Fire
Forgotten Fire

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein: Universal Genius

 

BrainPOP
Albert Einstein

 

1916

 

 

 

 

 

Battlefield Detectives: WWI: Jutland (May-June 1916)
Netflix streaming

The Trench

Netflix

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

Downton Abbey Season 2
Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2
Amazon Instant Video

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Sir Charlie Chaplin
Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World

I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916

 

1917      

 

 

Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
Netflix Streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Sergant York
Sergeant York

Netflix

Masterpiece Theater: The Lost Prince – About the son of George V who has epilepsy
Netflix

 

 

1918



    Influenza 1918
American Experience: Influenza 1918
Netflix
Online for free
 

Rascal
Rascal

Keeping Corner
Keeping Corner

For the Birds
For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

Hattie Big Sky
Hattie Big Sky

Anastasia's Secret
Anastasia's Secret

 

BrainPOP
Daylight Savings Time
(First was started in 1918, but optional)
1919

Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles)
Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles)
This book is from 1919 to 1940

 


Paris 1919
Paris 1919

 

Gandhi
Gandhi (film spans 1893 to his assassination in 1948)
Amazon Instant Video

The Trouble with Jeremy Chance
The Trouble with Jeremy Chance

GandhiGandhi (DK Biography)

Hattie Ever After
Hattie Ever After

 

BrainPOP
League of Nations

BrainPOP
Mahatma Gandhi

1920

 

   

Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
(Amazon Instant Video)

 

Bad Romance: Woman's Suffrage (parody of Lady Gaga song)

The Good Earth
The Good Earth

This book was published in 1932. The story takes place sometime in the early 1900's and covers a span of about 50 years. I put it here.

Frozen
Frozen

Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky

Picasso

Picasso

The Wolf Girls
The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery from History

 

BrainPOP
Harlem Renaissance (free)

BrainPOP
Women's Suffrage

 

 

1921 Crossing on the Paris
Crossing on the Paris
       

Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion (Young Patriots series)
Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion (Young Patriots series)

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

 
1922


  Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs
Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs

 

A Passage to India
A Passage to India

Netflix streaming

Paul Klee
Paul Klee

Stalin
Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel

 

1923    

 

   

Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories
Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge 30th President 1923-1929

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

Felix in Hollywood cartoon (1923) (silent film with captions)
1924

The Good Earth
The Good Earth

The House at Riverton
The House at Riverton This book is told in flashbacks from modern times to the 1920's
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
  Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire
Netflix streaming

Gershwin

George Gershwin

Eric Liddel
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold 

Witness
Witness

 

1925

 

   

Conrad Hilton
Biography - Conrad Hilton: Innkeeper to the World
Netflix streaming

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Netflix

Moonshiners Son
Moonshiner’s Son

Risking the Forbidden Game

Risking the Forbidden Game

The Great Serum Race
The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail (Picture book, but supposed to be very accurate)

Harlem Summer
Harlem Summer

 

BrainPOP

Scopes Monkey Trial
1926

The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans

Women of the Silk: A Novel
Women of the Silk: A Novel
 

 

 

The Untouchables
The Untouchables

Netflix

The Sand Pebbles
The Sand Pebbles
Netflix

Warm Springs
Warm Springs
Netflix (Roosevelt purchased a resort in Warm Springs in 1926 where he founded a center for the treatment of polio patients)

Moving North
Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930

 

1927

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
This books is from 1927 to the 1970's

   

Biography: Charles A. Lindbergh: The Crowded Idol (HULU)

Mount Rushmore
Modern Marvels: Mount Rushmore (building began in 1927)
Netflix streaming

 

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh, Graphic Biography

Free samples of Saddleback novels

The Friendship Doll
The Friendship Doll

 

1928            

Steamboat Willie
Steamboat Willie

BrainPOP

Traditional Animation
1929

Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel
Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife
The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

 

The Crash of 1929
PBS: The Crash of 1929
Netflix Streaming
Free online

Herbert Hoover
Landslide: Herbert Hoover
(Amazon Instant Video)

Netflix streaming
 

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover 31st President 1929-1933

A Long Way from Chicago
A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel in Stories This book takes place starting in 1929 through the 30’s.

Six Days in October

Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929: A Wall Street Journal Book for Children

BrainPOP
Stock Market

 

1930

The Samurai's Garden: A Novel
The Samurai's Garden: A Novel

 

  The Worst Hard Time
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl This book covers the time period from 1901-1939 (with the bulk covering the mid 1930’s)

American Experience

American Experience: The 1930's (Amazon Instant Video)


Betty Boop
Biography: Betty Boop: The Queen of Cartoons
Netflix streaming

 

Harlem Renaissance (African American cultural movement of the 20’s and 30’s)

The Waltons
The Waltons

Grant Wood
Grant Wood 

Artist in Overalls: Grant Wood

Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood

Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising

 

BrainPOP
Great Depression

BrainPOP
Great Depression Causes

BrainPOP

 

1931

 

 

   

Huey Long
Ken Burns’ America: Huey Long (1930’s – assassinated in 1935)
Netflix streaming

Empire State Building
Modern Marvels: The Empire State Building
Netflix streaming

Hoover Dam
American Experience: Hoover Dam
Netflix
Free online

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

American Experience - Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
 

Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe 

Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera 

A Little House Traveler
A Little House Traveler: Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Journeys Across America (The 3rd story is set in 1931 – This book also contains the stories from the previous 2 Laura books in the schedule.)

Dust to Eat
Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930’s
Google preview Library

Skyscrapers
Skyscrapers! Super Structures to Design and Build

 

 

1932

Foxfire
Foxfire

 

  Clara's Kitchen
Clara's Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression

Riding the Rails
American Experience: Riding the Rails

Amazon

Great Depression Cooking with Clara Watch some of the videos on YouTube and then choose a recipe to cook!

 

 

Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper

Hitler
Hitler

The House of Sixty Fathers
The House of Sixty Fathers (Set during the Japanese invasion of China)

No Promises in the Wind
No Promises in the Wind

 

BrainPOP
Adolf Hitler

BrainPOP
Louis Armstrong

 

1933

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Child 44
Child 44

Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy
Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy
This book is from 1933 to 1949

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (The 3rd Reich was established in 1933.)

Golden Gate Bridge
Modern Marvels: Golden Gate Bridge (started building in 1933, finished in 1937)
Netflix streaming

Thomas Hart Benton
Ken Burn’s America: Thomas Hart Benton
Netflix streaming

FDR Years of Crisis
FDR Years of Crisis
Netflix streaming

1930’s film: We Work Again – How the New Deal benefits African Americans (WPA workers)

Public Enemies
Public Enemies

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

Hitler Youth
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Focuses on 1933-1945

Children of the Dust Bowl
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

The Dust Bowl Through the Lens
The Dust Bowl Through the Lens

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President 1933-1945

Ballet Shoes
Ballet Shoes
1930’s London
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

 

BrainPOP
Eleanor Roosevelt

BrainPOP
Franklin D. Roosevelt

BrainPOP

New Deal

 

1934

All the Flowers in Shanghai
All the Flowers in Shanghai

    Civilian Conservation Corps
American Experience: Civilian Conservation Corps The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families, ages 18–25. (Quote from Wikipedia)
 

Sounder
Sounder

Boys of Steel
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman

Flight of the Fugitives

Flight of the Fugitives

Thimble Summer
Thimble Summer

Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934
Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934

Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore (Cornerstones of Freedom)

Mt. Rushmore was started in 1927. In 1934 and 1939 the faces of the presidents were completed.

Sounder
Sounder rated G
Netflix streaming
Deep south share croppers in the 1930’s

 

1935

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath

 

  Addie of the Flint Hills
Addie of the Flint Hills: A Prairie Child During the Depression (1915-1935)

 

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath

Netflix

The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl: An Interactive History Adventure

Hard Times for Jake Smith: A Story of the Depression Era
Hard Times for Jake Smith: A Story of the Depression Era

Al Capone Does My Shirts
Al Capone Does My Shirts

If you like the above book, there is a sequel:
Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression
Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression

Matisse
Henri Matisse

The Education of Little Tree
The Education of Little Tree
Netflix streaming

 

1936

The Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of WindsorThe Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

       

The Mighty Miss Malone
The Mighty Miss Malone

Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange 

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

Wild Hearts Can't be Broken
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
Netflix

Amazon Instant Video
1937

Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls: A Novel

 

War Brides
War Brides
This book spans a large swath of time.
 

1937 Safety Patrol (Check out the dated comment about women! LOL)

1937 dramatization of how photographs are transmitted by wire (an exciting new technology in the 30’s)

 

Where's Amelia Earhart?
Where’s Amelia Earhart
Netflix

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice & Men
Netflix streaming

A River Runs Through it
A River Runs Through It (some action takes place in the early 1900’s and some during the summer of 1937)
Netflix streaming

The Sting
The Sting
Netflix

For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

 

Dragon Seed
Dragon Seed (Japanese invasion of China)

Netflix

Amelia
Amelia
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

The FitzOsbornes in Exile
The FitzOsbornes in Exile

Rene Magritte

René Magritte 

The Hindenburg Disaster
The Hindenburg Disaster (Graphic History)Google preview

A Year Down Yonder
A Year Down Yonder

BrainPOP
Earhart

 

1938

The Language of Threads: A Novel
The Language of Threads: A Novel

   

The Hurricane of 38
American Experience: The Hurricane of '38

The Hidden Child

The Hidden Child
Netflix streaming

Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer
Netflix streaming

 

Back of the Mike (1938) – Insiders view of the 1930’s radio studio showing the production of dramatic sound effects -

1938 Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression
(silent  home movie)

 

The Sound of Musix
The Sound of Music
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit

Amazon

The Book Thief
The Book Thief

Parallel Journeys
Parallel Journeys

The Upstairs Room
The Upstairs Room


 

1939

Fallout
Fallout

The Street of a Thousand Blossoms
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

 

Pick of the Pod
1939 movie (kind of like an infomercial)


The World at War
The World at War
Netflix

Television
Modern Marvels: Television (NBC announced in 1939 the arrival of scheduled, broadcast T.V.)
Netflix streaming

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Netflix streaming

Manhattan Project
Modern Marvels: The Manhattan Project
Netflix streaming

 

The Children of Chabannes
The Children of Chabannes (1939-1942)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Australia
Australia

Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

Schindler's List
Schindler's List

The Boy Who Invented TV
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth

Between Shades of Gray
Between Shades of Gray

Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps

My Family for the War
My Family for the War

The Manhatten Project
The Manhattan Project 

 

 

BrainPOP
Television

 

Swing Kids
Swing Kids (1939 Germany)
Netflix

 

BrainPOP
Holocaust

BrainPOP
World War II

BrainPOP

World War II Causes
1940

Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters
Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters


Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel
Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel
Winston Churchill
Best Little Stories of Winston Churchill

Frida Kahlo
Biography: Frida Kahlo
Netflix

 


Supersizers Go Wartime

Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful
Netflix

Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun - China
Netflix

Battlefield Detectives: Battle of Britain
July-September 1940
Netflix streaming

Hope and Glory
Hope and Glory – England during the Blitz (1940-1941)
Netflix streaming

On The Wings of Heroes
On The Wings of Heroes

When My Name Was KeokoWhen My Name Was Keoko

Charles Drew

Charles Drew: Doctor Who Got the World Pumped Up to Donate Blood

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Maus
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
This book spans the mid-1930’s to 1944

Black Radishes
Black Radishes

Escape from Warsaw
Escape from Warsaw

 

BrainPOP
Frida Kahlo

 

1941

 


   

Victory at Sea
Victory at Sea
Netflix

Somethig the Lord Made
Something the Lord Made
Netflix

Casablanca
Casablanca (set in 1941)
Netflix

The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Netflix

Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora! (A family favorite)
Otter's rating: 5 stars
Netflix

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur
Netflix streaming

 

MacArthur

MacArthur

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor

The Winged Watchman
The Winged Watchman

Climbing the Stairs
Climbing the Stairs

Born to Fly
Born to Fly

A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor

Weedflower
Weedflower

Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin 

Victory in the Pacific
Victory in the Pacific

Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: An Interactive History Adventure 

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor: The U.S. Enters World War II 

World War 2 Tales
World War 2 Tales (Chester Comix)

Elephant Run

Elephant Run
World War II affected many parts of the world. Read about a boy from England stranded in Burma after the Japanese invasion.

 

1942

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
This book is told in alternating flashbacks from the 80's to the 40's

The Raj Quartet, Volume 1: The Jewel in the Crown
The Raj Quartet, Volume 1: The Jewel in the Crown

The Persimmon Tree
The Persimmon Tree

Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key

When the Emperor Was Divine
When the Emperor Was Divine

 

The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway
June 1942
Netflix streaming

Navajo Code Talkers
Navajo Code Talkers
Netflix streaming

Battlefield Detectives: Stalingrad
(July 17, 1942–Feb. 2, 1943)
Netflix streaming

Guadalcanal
National Geographic: The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal (August 1942-Feb. 1943)
Netflix streaming

The Color of War
The Color of War
Netflix streaming

Time of Fear
PBS: Time of Fear (Japanese American internment camps in 1942)
Netflix streaming

 

 

Fat Man and Little Boy

Fat Man and Little Boy
Netflix streaming

Amazon Instant VideoWindtalkers
Windtalkers Rated R
NetflixThe Jewel in the Crown
The Jewel in the Crown (mini-series set in India)
Netflix

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
Netflix streaming
Amazon

Paradise Road
Paradise Road - Sumatra
Netflix streaming

King Rat
King Rat
Singapore – Japanese prison camp
Netflix streaming

Anne Frank
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Soldier Boys
Soldier Boys

The Art of Keeping Cool
The Art of Keeping Cool

A Boy No More
A Boy No More

The Cay
The Cay

Journey to Topaz
Journey To Topaz: A Story Of The Japanese-American Evacuation

The Japanese American Internment
The Japanese American Internment: An Interactive History Adventure 

Code Talker
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Once
Once

What World is Left
What World is Left

The Battle of Guadalcanal
The Battle of Guadalcanal: Land and Sea Warfare in the South Pacific (Graphic Battles of World War II)

The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the Japanese Fleet (Graphic Battles of World War II)

 

BrainPOP
Anne Frank

The Devil's Arithmetic
The Devil's Arithmetic

Miracle at Midnight
Miracle at Midnight

1943

A Thread of Grace: A Novel
A Thread of Grace: A Novel

   

1940's House
1940s House – Britain

 

 

The Scarlet and the Black
The Scarlet and the Black
Netflix

The Hiding Place
The Hiding Place
Netflix (I like the book much better!!)

The Pianist
The Pianist
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Number the Stars
Number the Stars

Code Name Verity
Code Name Verity

Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Valiant
Valiant
Netflix

 

Miracle at Moreaux
Miracle at Moreaux

Netflix
1944

 

   

D-Day
D-Day: The Total Story (June 6, 1944)
Netflix Streaming

Operation Valkyrie
Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler
July 20, 1944
Netflix streaming

Nova: The Great Escape
Nova: The Great Escape
Netflix

Audie Murphey
Biography: Audie Murphy

Netflix streaming


Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan

The Great Escape
The Great Escape
Netflix

Jakob the Liar
Jakob the Liar (Poland)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Jacob the Liar (1975 version)
Netflix streamingValkyrie
Valkyrie

The Couple
The Couple
Netflix streaming
1944 German occupied Hungary

Meet Molly, An American Girl: 1944

Meet Molly, An American Girl: 1944

Soldier X
Soldier X

Twenty and Ten
Twenty and Ten

The Last Mission
The Last Mission

Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War
Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War

D-Day
D-Day: The Allies Strike Back During World War II 

Under a War Torn Sky
Under a War-Torn Sky

Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition

Maus II
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

The Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge: Turning Back Hitlers Final Push (Graphic Battles of World War Il)

Lise Meitner
Lise Meitner: Had the Right Vision About Nuclear Fission (Won the Nobel prize in 1944 for nuclear fission)


Lily's Crossing
Lily's Crossing

 

1945

Of Windmills and War
Of Windmills and War

Skeletons at the Feast
Skeletons at the Feast

 

Bataan Rescue

American Experience: Bataan Rescue

Truman
American Experience: Truman
Amazon Instant Video

Nuremberg Trial
Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial (1945-46)
Netflix streaming

Iwo Jima
Dangerous Missions: Assault on Iwo Jima (February 19 – March 26, 1945)
Netflix streaming

 

Downfall
Downfall

The Atomic Cafe
The Atomic Cafe

Sands of Iwo Jima
Sands of Iwo Jima
Netflix

A Troubled Peace
A Troubled Peace

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence 

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman 33rd President 1945-1953

Hiroshima
Hiroshima Library

Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima: Guerilla Warfare in the Pacific (Graphic Battles of World War II)

Miracle of the White Stallions
Miracle of the White Stallions

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Prisoner of War Escape

 

BrainPOP
United Nations

 

1946 Mudbound
Mudbound
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
      Navigating Early
Navigating Early

BrainPOP

Fax Machine (The first color fax machine was invented in 1946.)
1947

 

 

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft
     

BrainPOP
Cold War

BrainPOP

Jackie Robinson (Debuted for the Dodgers in 1947 and ended a 60 year era of segregation in professional baseball.)
1948

Exodus
Exodus

 

   

Israel: Birth of a Nation
Israel: Birth of a Nation
Netflix streaming

 

Make Mine Freedom -Animated short film about freedom and democracy made in 1948

Tucker

Tucker
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Candy Bomber

Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

 

1949

 

       

Race for the Record

Race for the Record

Mao Zedong's China
Mao Zedong’s China

 
1950

 

   

 

PBS: The Korean War
PBS: Korean War Stories (1950-1953)
Netflix streaming

Missing in MiG Alley
Nova: Missing in MiG Alley
Netflix

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

MASH
M*A*S*H TV Season 1
Netflix

Speaking Out
Speaking Out: The Civil Rights Movement 1950-1964

A Season of Gifts
A Season of Gifts

The 1950's

The 1950s from the Korean War to Elvis

 

BrainPOP
Credit Cards
I put this here because credit cards were just catching on during this time period.
Credit card history

BrainPOP
Korean War

1951

 

   

Supersizers Eat the Fifties

 1950’s Sunbeam bread commercial

 

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein 

The Nuclear Age

The Nuclear Age (Cornerstones of Freedom. Third Series)

 

1952

 

   

1952 Eisenhower presidential animated campaign commercial


Kings and Queens series: Queen Elizabeth II

The Story of Polio
A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America (vaccination tested in 1952)
Netflix streaming

Polio Vaccine
Modern Marvels: Polio Vaccine
Netflix streaming

Polio Crusade
American Experience: The Polio Crusade

Amazon
I am David
I Am David
Amazon Instant Video
Netflix

Water Buffalo Days: Growing up in Vietnam
Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam
The author was born in 1946

I am David

I Am David

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

Stumptown Kid
Stumptown Kid

 

1953

The Cat's Table
The Cat's Table

 

 

Eisenhower
Biography: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Netflix streaming
 

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight D.  34th President 1953-1961

Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses

The Land I Lost
The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam  Library

Penny from Heaven
Penny from Heaven

 

BrainPOP

Queen Elizabeth II
1954

 

 

   

Point of Order
Point of Order (McCarthy hearings)
Netflix streaming

American Experience: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

A Class Apart
A Class Apart
Amazon

1954 Corporate Cold War-era cartoon promoting capitalism

 

Jasper Johns
Where is Jasper Johns?

Brown vs. Board of Education

Brown V. Board of Education (Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series)

BrainPOP

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

1955

 

  God's Smuggler
God's Smuggler

Eva Peron
Eva Peron
Netflix

Murder of Emmett Till
American Experience - The Murder of Emmett Till

Tupperware
American Experience: Tupperware
Free online

Tupperware was first developed in 1946
 

Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Flood Friday
Flood Friday

Mississippi Trial, 1955
Mississippi Trial, 1955

Who Was Walt Disney
Who Was Walt Disney? A very easy book. I put it here because this is the year that Disney Land opened.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott (Cornerstones of Freedom. Third Series)

 

BrainPOP
Agatha Christie

BrainPOP
Civil Rights

 

1956 The Homecoming of Samuel Lake: A Novel
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake: A Novel
   

 

Quiz Show
Quiz Show
Netflix

Beyond the Gates of Splendor
Beyond the Gates of Splendor

Netflix

The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee

The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee

Richard Wurmbrand
Torchlighters: The Richard Wurmbrand Story Amazon Instant Video

 

1957

A Hundred Flowers: A Novel
A Hundred Flowers: A Novel

   

Our Changing Family Life (1957)

How patterns of family living have changed from the 1880’s to 1950’s - Interesting


Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Netflix streaming

A Sense of Wonder
A Sense of Wonder (about Rachel Carson)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff (covers the years 1947-1963)
Netflix streaming

October Sky
October Sky (Amazon Instant Video)
Netflix

T-Minus

T-Minus: The Race to the Moon

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental
Protection 

 

BrainPOP
Malcom X

BrainPOP

Satellites The 1st satellite in space was sent up this year - Sputnik
1958          

The Lions of Little Rock
The Lions of Little Rock

Joseph Cornell
The Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects, Magical Worlds Order

 
1959 The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible
Red Plenty
Red Plenty
This book is from 1939 (one chapter) to 1959 (2nd chapter) to 1968 (last chapter)
 

 

 

Mary Leakey

Mary Leakey: Archaeologist Who Really Dug Her Work

 
1960

In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies

   

 

 

 

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold

Before We Were Free
Before We Were Free

The Incredible Sixties
The Incredible Sixties(free at Open Library)

Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall: Researcher Who Champions Chimps

Ruby Bridges
Disney's Ruby Bridges
Netflix

BrainPOP
Jane Goodall

1961 Nightwoods: A Novel
Nightwoods: A Novel
 

 

Freedom Riders
American Experience: Freedom Riders

Free online

 

K-19 the Widowmaker
K-19 The Widowmaker
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

My Name Is Not Easy
My Name Is Not Easy

John Kennedy
DK Biography: John F. Kennedy

 

BrainPOP
John F. Kennedy

 

1962 The Help
The Help
   

 

 

Thriteen Days
Thirteen Days
Netflix

The Missles of October
The Missiles of October
Netflix
YouTube

Dead End in Norvelt
Dead End in Norvelt

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

 

BrainPOP
Cesar Chavez (1962 formed the National Farm Workers Association)
1963

 

 

 

1960’s Cheerios space age commercial


LBJ
American Experience: LBJ

Amazon
 

Kennedy Assassinate
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story

The Watsons Go To Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

A Dream of Freedom

A Dream of Freedom : The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968

Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

Art Ed Books and Kit: Roy Lichtenstein

Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson 36th President 1963-1969

 

1964

 

 

 

   

Glory Be
Glory Be

Wayne Thiebaud

Delicious: The Art and Life of Wayne Thiebaud

10,000 Days of Thunder
10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War

BrainPOP
Che Guevara

1965

 

       

Cracker
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

America and Vietnam
America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger

Saturday Morning Cartoons
Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 1
Netflix

 

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 2

Netflix
1966 Red Flags
Red Flags
         

BrainPOP

Miranda Rights
1967

 

       

The Spaceflight Vault
The Spaceflight Vault: A History of NASA's Manned Missions Neat! Lots of goodies to pull out!

One More River
One More River
Free at the Open Library

 
1968

 

 

  1968
1968 (New York Times)

My Lai
American Experience: My Lai (March 16, 1968)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video
Free online

Roads to Memphis
American Experience: Roads to Memphis
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

 

The Rock and the River
The Rock and the River

Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels

Red Scarf Girl
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

One Crazy Summer
One Crazy Summer

The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty : A United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh,Vietnam ,1968
The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty : A United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh,Vietnam ,1968

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War: A Graphic History

Luis Alvarez
Luis Alvarez: Wild Idea Man  (Won the Nobel prize in physics in 1968)

Operation Dumbo Drop
Operation Dumbo Drop
Netflix

BrainPOP
Martin Luther King Jr.

BrainPOP

Vietnam War
1969

 

 

 

Weather Underground
Weather Underground (originated in 1969)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video
*Not recommended for younger kids – maybe an older teen

Following Sean
Following Sean (not recommended for kids)
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

 

Tour of Duty
Tour of Duty
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3

Nixon

Richard M. Nixon 37th President 1969-1974

Vietnam
Vietnam: The Bloodbath at Hamburger Hill (24/7 Goes to War) Order

One Small Step

One Small Step: Celebrating the First Men On the Moon Order

 

BrainPOP
Richard Nixon

BrainPOP
Apollo Project

1970

 

       

Sea Glass: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1970
Sea Glass: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1970

 

 
1971

 

   

Disney World
Modern Marvels: Disney World (opened in 1971)
Netflix

Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Netflix

Idi Amin
Idi Amin (Wicked History)

BrainPOP
Pablo Neruda

1972

 

    70's Tech
70's Tech
 

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Library

Hole in My Life
Hole in My Life

 

Saturday Morning Cartoons
Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Vol. 1
Netflix

Saturday Morning Cartoons
Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Vol. 2

Netflix
1973      

Percy Julian
Nova: Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius

Netflix
Missing
Missing
Netflix streaming
Inside Out and Back AgainInside Out and Back Again

 

1974    

 

Rockefeller
Biography: Nelson Rockefeller

Netflix
White Nights
White Nights
Netflix streaming

Meet Julie

Meet Julie

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking: Cosmologist Who Gets a Big Bang Out of the Universe 

Gerald Ford

Gerald R. Ford 38th President 1974-1977

 

1975

In the Shadow of the Banyan
In the Shadow of the Banyan

   

Supersizers Go Seventies

Pol Pot - Inside Evil *preview for violence

 

A Cambodian Family
To Destroy You Is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family

Never Fall Down
Never Fall Down

A Million Shades of Gray

A Million Shades of Gray

 

1976

 

   

 

Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Steve Jobs and Wozniak

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak: Geek Heroes Who Put the Personal in Computers

Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands, Kids Edition: The Ben Carson Story (ZonderKidz Biography)

 

1977    

 

Ben & Jerry
Biography: Ben & Jerry (They started their company in 1977.)
Netflix streaming

Jimmy Carter
American Experience: Jimmy Carter (free online)

Amazon Instant Video
 

Assassins in the Cathedral

Assassins in the Cathedral

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter 39th President 1977-1981

 

1978 A Bitter Veil
A Bitter Veil
  Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out
Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out

Queen Noor
Queen Noor

Netflix streaming
   

 

1979

 

   

Home Depot
Biography: The Home Depot (opened first store in 1979)

Netflix

 

Under Fire
Under Fire
Netflix Streaming (Rated R) About the 1979 Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (DK Biography) I put this here because it's the year she won the Nobel Peace Prize

Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer

 

Night Crossing
Night Crossing
Netflix
I remember watching this movie in school!

 

1980

 

   

Mount St. Helens
Nova: Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead (filmed more than 2 decades after the 1980 eruption)
Netflix streaming

Amazon Instant Video
 

The 1980's

The 1980s from Ronald Reagan to MTV

 

1981

 

 

 

80's Tech
80s Tech
Netflix

Reagan
American Experience: The Presidents: Reagan

Amazon Instant Video
 

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan 40th President 1981-1989

Ronald Reagan

Childhood of Famous Americans: Ronald Reagan: Young Leader

A Girl Named Disaster
A Girl Named Disaster

Princess Diana

Princess Diana (DK Biography)

 

1982            

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1980's
Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s, Vol. 1

1983

 

      Heartbread Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

The Year Money Grew on Trees
The Year Money Grew on Trees Fiction set in the early 80’s with cultural references

 

BrainPOP

Sally Ride
1984      

 

The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October

Netflix
 

 

1985

 

       

Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Bill Gates
Bill Gates Library

 A Long Walk to Water
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
This is set in 1985 AND 2008.

 
1986

 

       

Radiant Girl
Radiant Girl 
1986 Chernobyl explosion

BrainPOP

Oprah Winfrey
1987       Reagan's speech 1987 (Tear Down This Wall)      
1988              
1989    

 

Tiananment Square
Declassified - Tiananmen Square
Netflix

George Bush
American Experience: The Presidents: George H.W. Bush
Amazon

Nov. 10, 1989 ABC World Report (Berlin Wall)
 

George Bush

George Bush 41st President 1989-1993

 

1990

 

       

Jim Henson

Jim Henson: The Works - The Art, the Magic, the Imagination

The 1990's
The 1990s from the Persian Gulf War to Y2k Library

The Persian Gulf War

The Persian Gulf War (Cornerstones of Freedom. Third Series)

BrainPOP
Apartheid
1991

 

   

90's Tech

Modern Marvels: '90s Tech
 

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (DK Biography)

Son of a Gun
Son of a Gun

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (Campfire Graphic Novels)

 

1992              
1993    

 

Clinton
Clinton - The Comeback Kid

Free online
Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down

Iqbal
Iqbal

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton 42nd President 1993-2001

 

1994


Slave: My True Story

   

 

super Bridge
Nova: Super Bridge
Netflix

 

First Do No Harm

First Do No Harm (A movie about the Abraham’s son with epilepsy and their search for an alternative cure. In 1994 they started him on the ketogenic diet and his seizure’s stopped.)

End of the Spear
End of the Spear
Netflix

Beyond the Gates
Beyond the Gates (genocide in Rwanda 1994)
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

Mama Heidi
Mama Heidi
Netflix streaming

Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda
Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda

 

1995

 

    Ebola
Nova: Ebola: The Plague Fighters
Netflix
 

Basher

Basher Five-Two

Thief of Hearts (Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1995)
Thief of Hearts (Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1995)

BrainPOP
Internet

1996              
1997              
1998

 

       

Breadwinner

Breadwinner
 
1999      

 

Osama
Osama

Netflix
 

 

2001

Horse Soldiers
Horse Soldiers

   

9/11
9/11
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

Inside 9/11
Inside 9/11: Zero Hour
Netflix

World Trade Center
World Trade Center
Netflix streaming

Shooting Kabul
Shooting Kabul

I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001

The War in Afghanistan
The War in Afghanistan (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third)

September 11th
September 11, 2001: We Will Never Forget (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third)

 

BrainPOP
Airport Security

BrainPOP

September 11th (free)
2002              
2003

 

   

Columbia
Nova: Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

NOVA
Nova: Life and Death in the War Zone

Netflix
 

Sunrise Over Fallujah
Sunrise Over Fallujah

The War in Iraq
The War in Iraq: From the Front Lines to the Home Front (24/7: Behind the Headlines)

Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI

 

2004      

Welcome to Mars
Nova: Welcome to Mars
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Tsunami
Nova: Tsunami: The Wave That Shook the World

Netflix
   

 

2005           I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
 
2006      

Pluto Files
Nova: The Pluto Files (Pluto was demoted to a member of the Kuiper Belt in 2006.)
Netflix streaming

Amazon Instant Video
   

 

2007            

BrainPOP

Mortgages I put this here because it was the beginning of the "Mortgage Crisis".
2008


  I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

Barack Obama
Biography: Barack Obama

Netflix
  The Great Recession
The Great Recession (Cornerstones of Freedom. Third Series)

 

2009       The Crash of Flight 447
Nova: Crash of Flight 447
   

 

2010              
2011            

BrainPOP
Cyberbullying

BrainPOP
Digital Etiquette (free)

BrainPOP
Information Privacy

BrainPOP

Online Safety
2012              
2013              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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