Netflix in your Homeschool
Netflix is not the first thing you think about when considering resources for homeschooling. However I can assure you that we have enjoyed many great docudrama's, true story movies and educational series on their service here in Australia.
Educational Content on Netflix
Here are a few ideas to get you started. When doing a search use words like: documentary, history, science, math etc
Please note that I have not watched all of these. If they are on here it is not a personal endorsement of the show. Please do your own research BEFORE you watch a show to see if it is suitable for the ages and maturity of your children.
These are some of the titles I found that looked interesting from an educational point. IF a show has two ** asterisk before the title it indicates I have watched it and enjoyed it.
- **Abstract - The Art of Design
**The Social Delemma - a look at the dangers behind social networking and its impact on society.
- Spycraft - The tools and technology throughout history for spying.
- Paul Apostle of Christ - docudrama
- **Meat Eater - Steve
- In the Heart of the Sea - The true tale that inspired the book Moby Dick follows a New England whaling crew as it wages a desperate battle to survive when a giant whale capsizes their ship.
Troy - Greek Mythology
Our Planet - Take a look at different biomes such as: frozen worlds, jungles, coastal seas, from desserts to grasslands, fresh water etc.
- Explained - This series investigates topics like cryptocurrencey, diamonds, animal intelligence, pirates, coding, why diets fail etc
- Marked the Documentary - A look at the cultural practice of marking in Nigeria's culture.
- David Attenborough - a Life on our Planet
- Night on Earth - a nature series lifting the veil on the lives of animals at hight.
**My Octopus Teacher - Follow the life of an Octopus.
Roman Empire - A mix of documentary and lavish historical epic chronicals the reigns of Commodus, Julius Caesar and Caligula.
Genius of the Modern World - Explore the intellectual landscape that helped shape the lives and work of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.
- World War II in Colour - Footage of the most dramatic moments from World War II restored in colour and high definition for the docuseries.
- Race for the White House - a miniseries featuring archival footage and interviews of presidential campaignes.
- America's Book of Secrets - A look behind the stories of familiar institutions like the Pentagon, West Point etc.
- Age of Tanks - A look at military history.
- Being Napoleon - A reenactment of the epic clash at the Battle of Waterloo.
- The Russian Revolution - Starting in 1881 follow the personal battle between the royal Romanovs and the Lenin Family.
- Hitler's Circle of Evil - a look at Hitler's inner circle of Nazi leaders and how the seize control of Germany.
- Apollo 11 - Behind the scenes of the 1969 moon landing. Original footage.
- Flags of our Fathers
- Empire of the Tsars
- Gallipoli - Follow four Australian men facing the reality of war in 1915 Turkey.
- Gods and Generals - A retelling of the Civil War through the commanding generals on both sides from 1861 to 1863
- **12 Strong - a dozen US soldiers mount on horseback in Aftghanistan to help a local warlord take on a mutual enemy.
Apollo 13 - The true story of Jim Lovell and his crew
- #AnneFrank - Parallel Stories Anne Frank's story is retold alongside those of five Holocaust survivors in the documentary with Helen Mirren.
- The Secret -
- **The Surgeon's Cut - an incredible journey through the lives of four brillian pioneers in their fields and how they got there.
- **Being Elmo - The journey of Kevin Clash to becomming Elmo!
- **The Theory of Everything - A docudrama on the life of Stephen Hawking.
- Gandhi -
- The Pursuit of Happyness
- **The King's Speech - A docudrama on the life of King Feorge VI as he struggles to communicate and seeks help from a speech therapist.
- **Just Mercy - The story of a lawyer who fought for wrongly convicted people to get them released pro bono.
- **Mao's Last Dancer - the story of Li Cunxin
- **Self Made - Inspired by the life of Madam CJ Walker
- The English Game - the history of soccer in Brittain
- The Royal House of Windsor -
- **When They See Us - Five teens in Harlam accused of an attack
- **The Who Was Show? - Famous Names in History
- Unbroken - the story of Louis Zamperini during World War II struggle for survival in a Japanese prison camp.
The Most Hated Woman in America - The controversial life of atheist Madaly Murray O'Hair
Bill Nye: Science Guy
Emily's Wonder Lab - science activities
Edge of the Universe - latest on the astromomy front
- Brainchild - from germs to social media explained
- Human - The World Within - the incredible working of the human body
What are some of YOUR favourite educational shows on Netflix?
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- A is for Art Lessons at Home
- B is for Books Where do You Purchase Yours?
- Charlotte Mason a Round Up of Posts
- Delight Directed Education
- Encouragement for Weary Homeschooling Mothers
- For the Children's Sake
- G is for Geography
- Homeschool Bloggers
- Instagramers to follow who are homeschooling
- Joy in Your Homeschool Journey
- Know Yourself - Stop the Comparison Game
- Life Skills in Your Homeschool
- Math Resource for Home Education
- Netflix in Your Homeschool
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- Music from the American Civil war from A Mom's Quest to Teach
- Discovering the M rabbits from At Home Pets
- Rabbit Manure, The Scoop on Poop from A Net in Time
- Making an Adult from A Net in Time
- Math Games from Our Homeschool Notebook
- Monticello from A Mom's Quest to Teach
- Modest Mussorgsky (composers ABC) from At Home: Where Life Happens
- Letter M Homeschool Tips from Homeschooling Highway
This Week over at Our Homeschool Notebook the topic is N is for Ninjago.