Streaming Media for Story of the World, Volume 1


*2018 UPDATE*

Please note that Story of the World is not a secular-safe option. SOTW shows a definite religious bias, specifically a Christian bias. Examples of this bias include use of offensive words to describe non-Christians and the retelling of the story of Exodus and the birth of Jesus as fact. This post remains for archival reasons. Thanks, Meg

 

My children love anything hands-on, which is why we’ve chosen to use Story of the World for history. We do the program a little differently though, taking 2 years to finish one volume rather than 1, making it more of an extended unit study.

We follow along with the book and activity guide but we add in books and television. We depend on streaming media for our television so I decided to make a list of streaming media that corresponds with the chapters in SOTW.

This list is a work-in-progress and will be updated frequently.

As what I allow my children to watch may differ from what you allow your children to watch PRESCREENING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

While none of these videos are graphic some do describe actions that one might consider barbaric. History is pretty gruesome at times. Again, prescreening is recommended.

Please note that I have shortened the longer links using Ow.ly, don’t be afraid to click on those links! Included in these links are videos streaming at YouTube, PBS Learning Media* and Netflix.

*PBS Learning Media is a free service available to educators nationwide through Georgia Public Broadcasting. Visit the link to sign-up

Introduction
Kid Archaeology – http://ow.ly/mLvAT
The Garbage of Everyday Life – http://ow.ly/mLvM7
What is Archaeology? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-Oq8vk3N4

Chapter 1 – The Earliest People
Life Before Farming – http://youtu.be/VyGOcgOO6So
The History of the Fertile Crescent & The Rise of Civilization – http://youtu.be/h34KulvXzxw
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Netflix)
Walking with Cavemen (Netflix)

Chapter 2 – Egyptians Lived on the Nile River
The History of Ancient Egypt – http://youtu.be/kAbOZqRPbGk

Chapter 3 – The First Writing
Mesopotamia & the Rise of Sumar – http://youtu.be/4jQninQqu-Y
The Empires of Mesopotamia – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3gdrOHFeeA

Chapter 4 – The Old Kingdom of Egypt
Archaeology – http://ow.ly/mLxwh
Mummies – http://ow.ly/mLyv9
The Story of the Egyptian Gods – http://youtu.be/c6FcCeGM2-c
Tunnels of the Great Pyramids – http://ow.ly/mLzPP

Chapter 5 – The First Sumerian Dictator
The History & Achievements of the Sumerians – http://youtu.be/9qFPmy3UJl8

Chapter 6 – The Jewish People
The Story of Judaism – http://youtu.be/HyEaAcPGAhA

Chapter 7 – Hammurabi & the Babylonians
Babylon’s Hanging Gardens – http://youtu.be/wC19IrrI9Us
Turning Points in History – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDALXORbtR4

Chapter 8 – The Assyrians
The Assyrians, Masters of War – http://youtu.be/Bswv_4_-h8g
The Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs, part 1 – http://youtu.be/dwvrTCjTZW0
The Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs, part 2 – http://youtu.be/GszWS_pmFK4
The Epic of Gilgamesh, An Animation – http://youtu.be/qOrfrHys8g8

Chapter 9 – The First Cities of India
Indus Valley Civilization – http://youtu.be/SdGbamPgf8o
Mohenjo-Daro Today – http://youtu.be/tRVp-4SLhQM

Chapter 10 – The Far East, Ancient China
China’s Terra Cotta Warriors – http://ow.ly/mMZGa
The History of Silk (this is actually a Pottery Barn commerical but there is good in the first half) – http://youtu.be/nzSDom9u7G4
Lost Civilizations: History of Ancient China – http://youtu.be/RhQU8UhEmlI

Chapter 11 – Ancient Africa
Horrible Histories: Trading Timbuktu – http://ow.ly/mN13w
Ananasi & the Turtle – http://youtu.be/xkZ_4T2mPqo
Ananasi & the Turtle Go to Dinner – http://youtu.be/Ugi5KYfQO-0
The History of Timbuktu – http://ow.ly/mN1DB

Chapter 12 – The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
Egypt’s Might Empire – http://youtu.be/NXX3YEqxdns
A Hyksos Plot to Crush Egypt – http://youtu.be/LJ6EnooTQL4

Chapter 13 – The New Kingdom of Egypt
Queen Pharaoh – http://youtu.be/JbBNkp1FfMc
Hatshepsut – http://youtu.be/s9jmZiy_T-c
Amenhotep IV – http://youtu.be/yWpMBIfa2Ro
King Tut’s Final Secrets – http://youtu.be/euEZkUILBjM

Chapter 14 – The Israelites Leave Egypt
The Story of Moses (Biblical retelling) http://youtu.be/BEOMFjGFS7M
The Story of the Exodus (not a Biblical retelling) – http://youtu.be/KU2n_6jLCB0

Chapter 15 – The Phoenicians
Who Were the Phoenicians – http://youtu.be/BYbaXhY_7mQ
Sailing with the Phoenicians – http://youtu.be/sFOOgnp5F4U
Engineering an Empire- Carthage – http://youtu.be/HetYXwtCCho

Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.

Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.


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