Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Bump Not Slump: History Prep? Watch These

Getting Back to Roots http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2009/09/getting-back-to-roots-alex-haley%E2%80%99s-epochal-novel-roots-celebrates-its-32nd-birthday/



Documentaries and dramatic interpretations of history provide a different passage for the march of history to enter our minds. These are just a few very effective choices to angle in on historical periods. Some are historical fiction, some highlight the great historical minds of our times, and others are time machines that transport us into the past. Then, of course, there's always the History Channel.

Roots (TV miniseries) 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roots_%28TV_miniseries%29

The Civil War (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://www.google.com/search?q=the+civil+war+ken+burns&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a 

 

Fall of Eagles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Eagles  

 

 

Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_of_Nazareth_%28miniseries%29

 
500 Nations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/500_Nations 

 

A History of Britain (TV series)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_History_of_Britain_%28TV_series%29 

 

 

The World at War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_at_War 

 

 

The Story of India

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_India

 

 
Cadfael (TV series)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadfael_%28TV_series%29 

 

Guns, Germs, and Steel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel 

 

 

 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS)

http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/the-african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross-with-henry-louis-gates-jr.-pbs  

 

Eyes on the Prize

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyes_on_the_Prize

 

 

 

 

Tora! Tora! Tora!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tora!_Tora!_Tora! 

 

 

 

John Adams (miniseries)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Adams_%28miniseries%29  

  

 

 

And, just for variety and imagination (that's what the Sixties and Seventies had), let's watch--

Forrest Gump

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump 

 

 

 

 

 

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_%281930_film%29

 

 

The Winds of War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winds_of_War_%28miniseries%29

 

 

 

The Last Emperor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Emperor 

 

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