We love Netflix, and use it to supplement our kids’ learning often. It’s been used to help teach character, early learning skills, and for fun. Some of my favorite things to stream, though, are science and history documentaries.

Homeschooling with Netflix - 100 History Documentaries



History documentaries give us a chance to dive deeper into historical events from various perspectives. To keep track of what the kids learn while watching documentaries on Netflix, I go through the member section of NotebookingPages.com and print the great open-ended pages that they offer.

Are you looking to add some history documentaries to your homeschool? Here are 100 titles worth checking out (note: I’ve collected as many history documentaries as I could find in order to curate a comprehensive list, but you need to use your own judgment as to which are appropriate for your own family):


  1. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States
  2. Stealing History
  3. Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II
  4. Ken Burns: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
  5. History in HD: The Last Bomb
  6. History in HD: Shooting Iwo Jima
  7. Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny
  8. Great Raids of World War II
  9. Apocalypse: The Second World War
  10. Secrets of the Third Reich
  11. Road to Victory
  12. Return to the USS Atlanta: Defender of Guadalcanal
  13. Nuremburg: Nazis on Trial
  14. Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads
  15. D-Day
  16. The Wheelchair President
  17. Battle of Britain: The Real Story
  18. The Longest Day
  19. WWII: 1941 and the Man of Steel
  20. Goering’s Last Secret
  21. America’s Secret D-Day Disaster
  22. Battlefield Recovery
  23. Day of the Kamikaze
  24. Egypt
  25. Mystery Files: Hitler
  26. Titanic’s Final Mystery
  27. The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
  28. Hunt for Bin Laden
  29. The Day Kennedy Died
  30. Above and Beyond
  31. Helicopter Missions: Vietnam Firefight
  32. U-571
  33. The Desert Fox
  34. Frontline Fighting: Battling ISIS
  35. The First World War From Above
  36. Downfall
  37. Our World War
  38. Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
  39. The Last Man on the Moon
  40. Nazi Temple of Doom
  41. The People vs. OJ Simpson
  42. Hitler: A Career
  43. Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
  44. The Royals
  45. The Cuba Libre Story
  46. Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger
  47. Tokyo Trial
  48. Requiem for the American Dream
  49. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
  50. The White Helmets
  51. City 40
  52. What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy
  53. First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon
  54. The NSU-Complex
  55. Cosmodrome
  56. Witches: A Century of Murder
  57. The Eighties
  58. Inside Job
  59. The Sixties
  60. Conspiracy
  61. The Seventies
  62. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
  63. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
  64. Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution
  65. The Real Story: The Facts Behind the Fiction
  66. Civil War 360
  67. The Pyramid Code
  68. Tales of Irish Castles
  69. Mystery Files
  70. Secrets of Great British Castles
  71. China’s Forbidden City
  72. World’s Worst Disasters
  73. Raiders of the Lost Art
  74. Unsealed Conspiracy Files
  75. Warrior Women
  76. TURN: Washington’s Spies
  77. Secrets: The Sphinx
  78. Air Disasters
  79. Space Race
  80. The Story of Maths
  81. Secrets: A Viking Map
  82. Secrets: Richard III Revealed
  83. Ninja Shadow Warriors
  84. Samurai Headhunters
  85. Empire of the Tsars
  86. The Man Who Killed Richard III
  87. Mystery Files: Leonardo Da Vinci
  88. Shuttle Discovery’s Last Mission
  89. Hindenburg: The Untold Story
  90. Afghanistan: The Great Game
  91. The Ascent of Woman
  92. World War II Spy School
  93. Last Days in Vietnam
  94. Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots
  95. Churchill’s First World War
  96. For Love of Liberty
  97. Lessons of Darkness
  98. Close Quarter Battle
  99. Of Men and War
  100. The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of the Empire


Did I miss any that you know and love? Tell me about your homeschooling with Netflix. Do you stream shows in your homeschool? What is your favorite ways to use streaming video to enhance learning?


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