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Year

Literature

(Novels, Nonfiction, Picture books, comics, etc.)

World History Spine/Lesson books that span multi-time periods

& world history notes

Christian Add-ons Freebies & English rulers

American History Spine/Lesson books that span multi-time periods

& American history notes

Science, scientists, inventions, discoveries Artist and Composer Studies (with optional art activities) Videos (Netflix, YouTube, Google video, library, Discovery Streaming, etc.)
 If a link is dead, you might want to do a Google video search for it.
Printables and Activities (Crafts, recipes, etc.) that are not a part of the art/music study Websites / Online stuff (except for videos which are listed in the videos column)
      The Awesome History Timeline Schedule        
1900

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
Otter’s rating: 5 stars

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

 

Story of the World 4

Chapter 16
Stocks, Philanthropists, and Outlaws (Carnegie is mentioned)

Chapter 17 The Boxer Rebellion

   

Adventure Tales
Adventure Tales Vol. 1:

p. 257 Immigration chart

A History of Us

HUS (book 8)
Chapter 1 Carnegie

Chapter 3 Mr. Storyteller
 

ACHOA: Sculpture Chapter 26: Daniel Chester French 1850-1931

1900 House


The 1900 House

Boxer Rebellion
55 Days at Peking (Boxer Rebellion)

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

BrainPOP
Nobel Prize

History in Focus 1900-1909 (DS)

Map Trek
Map Trek Modern World
Map assignment: The Boxer Rebellion 1900-1911

Interactive Maps
Interactive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 94 Immigrants flock to America

Take an interactive tour of Ellis Island

Make a tenement tunnel book
The Open Door Policy and the Boxer Rebellion interactive map
1901        

House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha 1901-1910

King Edward VII 1901-1910

A History of Us
HUS (book 8)
Chapter 2 A Bookkeeper Named Rockefeller

Theodore Roosevelt

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

The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 54 Guglielmo Marconi 1874-1937
 

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

Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion

J Pierpont Morgan
Biography: J. Pierpont Morgan

BrainPOP

Theodore Roosevelt
Map Trek
Map Trek Modern World
Map assignment: South Africa 1899-1910
Mr. President old time radio show: Theodore Roosevelt
1902

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

           

Discovering Great Artists
p. 55 Vuillard

Painted Interieur in 1902
     
1903   Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 43

Story of the World 4
Chapter 19

The Vietnamese Restoration Society

 

     

The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 53 Wright Brothers

Marie Curie
Marie Curie: Scientist Who Made Glowing Discoveries 

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

p. 55 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky 1857-1935
 

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

Wright Brothers
Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine

Kitty Hawk
Modern Marvels: Technology of Kitty Hawk

BrainPOP

Madam Curie

Wright Brother’s Activity Book (on the right hand side of the page) We will probably only do the drawing activity.

Wright Brothers make a comic

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 15-16 Wright Brothers

Marie Curie notebook pages
 
1904

Helen Keller biography
Helen Keller

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 44

Story of the World 4
Chapter 17 The Czar and the Admiral

 

         

Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland

The Panama Canal
American Experience: The Panama Canal

Amazon

Interactive Maps
Interactive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 98 Building the Panama Canal (1904-1914)

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook

p. 19-20 Panama Canal
 
1905

The Railway Children
The Railway Children – England
Free online

Billy Creekmore
Billy Creekmore

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 45

 

 

   

A History of UsHUS
Chapter 36 A Man Ahead of His Times

The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 56 Albert Einstein 1879-1955

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein: Universal Genius

 

Manor House
Manor House

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

The Railway Children
The Railway Children

   
1906

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

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

Little Britches
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

             

The Great Quake
San Francisco’s Great Quake

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

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.

London Hospital

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

1906 Footage of the San Francisco earthquake damage

 
1907

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

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

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

       

*Oklahoma was admitted to the Union

A History of Us
HUS (book 8)

Chapter 4 Powerful Pierpont

HUS (book 7)
Chapter 20 Phineas Taylor Barnum

     

Map Trek US Edition
Map Trek US Edition:
Oklahoma

Oklahoma bread recipes

 
1908

The Orphan of Ellis Island
The Orphan of Ellis Island

 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 18

Persia, Its Enemies, and Its Friends
     

Henry Ford
Henry Ford: Big Wheel in the Auto Industry 
Library

Henry Ford
Henry Ford Order

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

Henry Ford
Biography - Henry Ford: Tin Lizzy Tycoon

BrainPOP

Assembly Line

 

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook

p. 17-18 Henry Ford


 
1909

Bud & Me

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

William Taft

William Howard Taft 27th President 1909-1913
   

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

  Mr. President old radio show: William Howard Taft
1910

The Moffats
The Moffats


Man of the Family
Man of the Family

Counting on Grace
Counting on Grace

Emperors of the Ice

Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13
  Story of the World 4
Chapter 20 The Mexican Revolution
        ACHOA: Sculpture Chapter 27: Women’s Work (Marie Tussaud 1761-1850 and Anna Huntington’s Joan of Arc 1910)

Beyond the Next Mountain
Beyond the Next Mountain

Amazon Instant Video


Treasure! The Czar’s Faberge Eggs

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

I Remember Mama
I Remember Mama
Amazon Instant Video

Thomas Edison’s 1910 movie: Frankenstein

BrainPOP
Mexican Revolution

History in Focus: 1910-1919 (DS)

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

   
1911

Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 46
   

The Windsors (name change) 1910-Today

King George V 1910-1936

     

Running Free
Running Free
Set in 1911 and rated G

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Scott of the Antarctic

Triangle Fire

American Experience: Triangle Fire (free online)
   
1912

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 Boy

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 18
The Balkan Mess (The First Balkan War to the start of WWI in 1914)

Chapter 19 The Last Emperor
    *New Mexico and Arizona were admitted to the Union  

Discovering Great Artists
p. 68 Braque

Created Fruit Dish and Glass in 1912

Titanic
Titanic: The Complete Story

Titanic Revealed
Titanic Revealed

Titanic

Titanic

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Stupid Deaths: Franz Reichelt

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor
This movie is set during Pu Yi’s lifetime from 1906-1967.
You can watch it now or later.

Preview for some sensuality, older toddler breastfeeding and violence

Downton Abbey
Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey

Covers 1912-1914 (the very start of the war)
Preview- a male servant makes advances on another male (1st episode), implied s*x, mature themes, etc.
Very beautifully made series that really gives you a feel for the time period and the differences between the aristocracy and their servants. May be appropriate for high school (but probably not younger). 5 stars from me, Emily and Grandma!

Map Trek US Edition
Map Trek US Edition:
Arizona, New Mexico

New Mexico Burgers (substitute beef for bison if you don't have it available)

Arizona Chicken Fajitas

Dynamic2mom's Titanic Lapbook (free)

Titanic coloring pages

Titanic Science Lesson guide

Presidential Election of 1912 interactive map

Titanic Journey (BBC)
1913          

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson 28th President 1913-1921
   

Woodrow Wilson
Biography: Woodrow Wilson
Netflix

The Cinder PathThe Cinder Path (set in 1913-1918)
Netflix

The Greatest Game Ever Played The Greatest Game Ever Played

  Mr. President old time radio show: Woodrow Wilson
1914

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


Usborne First World War

The Usborne Introduction to the First World War 

The Yanks are Coming
The Yanks Are Coming (Older students)

Where Poppies Grow
Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion
(Scrapbook style picture book)
This book is about the Canadians, not Americans.

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

Truce
Truce

Fall of Giants
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy)
For ME, not for kids

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

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 47

Story of the World 4
Chapter 20 World War I

 

    * World War I (1914-1918)    

Joyeux Noel
Joyeux Noel

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

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

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

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

Antarctic
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure: IMAX

The Endurance
The Endurance

BrainPOP

World War I

Map Trek
Map Trek Modern World
Map assignment: The British Empire 1914

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: World War I 1914-1918

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 12 Read info
p. 13-14 Closed booklet: Central and Allied Powers

Hands of a Child WWI Lapbook

Optional pages for our history notebook:

Causes of WWI Print out, read and store in notebook

Cher Ami Coloring book and story Learn about a pigeon who was a hero of WWI

European Alliances
Cut out and store cards in a pocket on a cardstock notebook page.

Theatres of War
Print out, read and store in notebook

World War I “replica”: print out this real letter and store in your notebook

WWI Trenches
Print out, read and store in notebook
Diagrams to go with above worksheet:
Trench diagram A
Trench diagram B

Life in the Trenches
*warning – graphic image of trench foot

Poppies WWI Craft

WWI mini-books (for notebooking)

WWI notebooking pages

World War One (BBC) site – this terrific site has lots of interactive things to explore: games, true stories, an interactive timeline and more. Make sure you check it out and allow plenty of time for exploration!

The Western Front interactive map

Militarism and alliances in Europe in 1914 interactive map
1915

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

Unraveling Freedom
Unraveling Freedom: The Battle for Democracy on the Home Front During World War I

         

 

Rube Goldberg website (View the artwork gallery)

Google Rube Goldberg and then click on videos – you’ll find lots of humorous results (preview first!)

Goldberger to go interactive activity (PBS Kids)

The Red Baron
The Red Baron

Gallipoli
Gallipoli (fought in Turkey from April 1915 to January 1916) *some nudity

BrainPOP
Albert Einstein

The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide - The Critically Acclaimed PBS Documentary

World War I Planes (Scroll towards the bottom of the page.) If your child is interested, make some of these mini-books.

Biplane paper model

 

World War I Weapons
Print out, read and store in notebook

World War I statistics (and make a graph activity)

 
1916

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

  Story of the World 4
Chapter 22 The Easter Uprising (Ireland)
       

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

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

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia

Amazon Instant Video

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

The Trench
Netflix

   
1917   Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 48

Story of the World 4
Chapter 21 The Russian Revolution

 

         

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

Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
Amazon Instant Video

Sergant York
Sergeant York

  Alvin York and the Battle of the Argonne Forest interactive map
1918

Rascal
Rascal

  Story of the World 4
Chapter 21 The End of World War I
      For the Birds
For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
 

Influenza 1918
American Experience: Influenza 1918

Online for free

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

Sterling North paper doll (boy from the story Rascal)

End of the War
Print out, read and store in notebook

Ford Theatre Radio Program: Farewell to Arms (Preview - only for older students as there are mature themes)

 

U.S. Battles 1918 interactive map

1919

Gandhi
Gandhi (DK Biography)

 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 22
Indian Nationalism
(Ghandi/ Amritsar Massacre)

Chapter 23 The Peace of Versailles
   


Adventure Tales
Adventure Tales Vol. 1:
p. 234 Temperance movement leads to Prohibition

 

Discovering Great Artists
p. 64 Stella

Painted Brooklyn Bridge in 1919

Paris 1919
Paris 1919

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

BrainPOP
League of Nations

BrainPOP
Mahatma Gandhi

Treaty of Versailles Worksheet

Voting rights for women 1919 interactive map

Europe after World War I interactive map

Changes in Europe in 1918 Interactive map
1920

Created Equal
Created Equal: Women Campaign for the Right to Vote 1840-1920 (19th amendment was made in 1920)

The Wolf Girls
The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery from History (Picture book)

The 1920's
The 1920s from Prohibition to Charles Lindbergh
I scheduled in this series because it's available at my library, but you can use any other similar series.

           

Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky

Discovering Great Artists
p. 69-71 Picasso
Created Igor Stravinsky in 1920

Picasso

Picasso

BrainPOP
Harlem Renaissance (free)

BrainPOP
Women's Suffrage

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

Prohibition
Ken Burns: Prohibition
(Amazon Instant Video)

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.

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 23-24 The roaring 20’s

Picasso notebooking pages

Picasso minibook

Whispering Jack Smith (1920’s)
1898-1950 popular baritone singer of the 20’s and 30’s

Bunny Berrigan (1920’s)
American jazz trumpeter
1908-1942

Mack and Miller – Ching-aLing’s jazz bazaar (1920)
1921                      
1922

simple history russian revolution
Simple History: The Russian Revolution

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 49

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 50

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 51

Story of the World 4
Chapter 23 The Rise of Joseph Stalin

Chapter 24 The First King of Egypt

 

       

Paul Klee
Paul Klee

ACHOA: Architecture Chapter 26: Al and Ol (Pierre L’Enfant 1754-1825, U.S. Capitol 1855-1866, Lincoln Memorial 1922)

A Passage to India
A Passage to India

 

Listen to some 20’s music (you’ll need the free program Real Player)

Eddi Elkins Orch – Who Cares (1922)

1923     Story of the World 4
Chapter 24 Fascism in Italy
   

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge 30th President 1923-1929
    Felix in Hollywood cartoon (1923) (silent film with captions)    
1924

Eric Liddel
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold 
Otter’s rating: 5 stars

Stalin
Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 52
         

Gershwin

George Gershwin

Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire Otter’s rating: 4 stars

   
1925

Moonshiners Son
Moonshiner’s Son

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

          The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 58 John Logie Baird 1888-1946
 

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

Conrad Hilton
Biography - Conrad Hilton: Innkeeper to the World

BrainPOP

Scopes Monkey Trial
 

Original Charleston by Isham Jones & His Orchestra (1925)

Charleston (Fox Trot)
1926

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

 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 25

Japan, China and a Pretend Emperor (Hirohito and Puyi)
         

The Sand Pebbles
The Sand Pebbles

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

The Untouchables
The Untouchables

  The Birth of the Blues by the Revelers (1926)
1927

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh, Graphic Biography

Free samples of Saddleback novels
             

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

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

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: Famous Early Flights (Lindbergh and Earhart)

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p.21-22 Charles Lindbergh

 
1928                

Steamboat Willie
Steamboat Willie

BrainPOP

Traditional Animation
   
1929

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

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 53

Story of the World 4
Chapter 26 Black Tuesday and  a New Deal

 

   

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover 31st President 1929-1933
   

The Crash of 1929
PBS: The Crash of 1929

Free online

BrainPOP
Stock Market

Herbert Hoover
Landslide: Herbert Hoover
(Amazon Instant Video)

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: The Great Depression 1929-1939

Puttin on the Ritz (1929)

Alone in the Rain by Donald Novis (Denis Day) 1929
1930

The Worst Hard Time
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl This book was written for adults, but I read portions of it out loud to Otter. It covers the time period from 1901-1939 (with the bulk covering the mid 1930’s)

The 1930's
The 1930s from the Great Depression to the Wizard of Oz

DK Biography: Gandhi
DK Biography: Gandhi

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 54
         

Grant Wood
Grant Wood 

Artist in Overalls: Grant Wood

Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood

American Experience

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


Betty Boop
Biography: Betty Boop: The Queen of Cartoons

The Waltons
The Waltons

BrainPOP
Great Depression

BrainPOP
Great Depression Causes

BrainPOP

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

 

Great Depression

Listen to “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”
1931

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

Skyscrapers
Skyscrapers! Super Structures to Design and Build (Might be a little "young")

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.)

           

Discovering Great Artists
p. 86 O'Keeffe
Painted Cow's Skull: Red, White and Blue in 1931

Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe 

Discovering Great Artists
p. 72 Rivera
Painted En el Arsenal in 1928

Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera 

ACHOA: Architecture Chapter 28:  The Scrapers of the Sky

Discovering Great Artists
p. 78 Dali

Painted The Persistence of Memory in 1931

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

Empire State Building
Modern Marvels: The Empire State Building

Hoover Dam
American Experience: Hoover Dam

Free online

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

American Experience - Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
 

Free skyscraper building simulator

Dorsey Brothers (1930’s)

Buck Rogers

1932

Hitler
Hitler

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler (Wicked History)

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

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

  Story of the World 4
Chapter 26 Hitler’s Rise to Power
       

Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper

Interactive Edward Hopper website (neat)

Hopper coloring page

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

BrainPOP
Adolf Hitler

BrainPOP
Louis Armstrong

Riding the Rails
American Experience: Riding the Rails

Amazon
How much do things cost then and now printable

Louis Armstrong - Muggles

Listen to some American music from the 30’s

1933

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

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird (For me, not Otter – except when he reaches high school level)

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

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 55
     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President 1933-1945
   

Ballet Shoes
Ballet Shoes
1930’s London
Amazon Instant Video
*This is a total girl movie. I recommend skipping it for boys.  Warning: there is some skimpy dress in parts including young teen girls in nighties and leotards

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

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

FDR Years of Crisis
FDR Years of Crisis

BrainPOP
Eleanor Roosevelt

BrainPOP
Franklin D. Roosevelt

BrainPOP

New Deal

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

 

Tennessee Valley Authority interactive map

The Dust Bowl interactive map

 

1934

Sounder
Sounder

Boys of Steel
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman

Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore (Cornerstones of Freedom)

Mt. Rushmore was started in 1927. In 1934 and 1939 the faces of the presidents were completed.
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 56

Story of the World 4
Chapter 25 The Long March

 

 

         

Sounder
Sounder rated G
Deep south share croppers in the 1930’s
Otter’s rating: 5 stars

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)

Glencoe study guide for Sounder Listen to one of FDR’s fireside chats about banking
1935

The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl: An Interactive History Adventure

Al Capone Does My Shirts
Al Capone Does My Shirts
(Preview – may have inappropriate material)
Library
If you like the above book, there is a sequel:
Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Addie of the Flint Hills
Addie of the Flint Hills: A Prairie Child During the Depression (1915-1935) (This book is for ME.)

           

Discovering Great Artists
p. 58 Matisse
Painted Conversation in 1911

MatisseHenri Matisse

The Education of Little Tree
The Education of Little Tree

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook

p. 26-28 Depression era recipes
 
1936

 

 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 27

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
 

King Edward VIII 1936

 

King George VI 1936-1952

   

Discovering Great Artists
p. 75 Meret Oppenheim
Created Breakfast in Fur in 1936

Discovering Great Artists

p. 88 Lange
Took the photograph Migrant Mother in 1936

Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange 

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

Wild Hearts Can't be Broken
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
Amazon Instant Video

  Hitler's Actions in Europe 1936-1939
1937

Amelia Earhart
DK Biography: Amelia Earhart

A Year Down Yonder
A Year Down Yonder Library

Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls: A Novel
For ME, not for kids

The Hindenburg Disaster
The Hindenburg Disaster (Graphic History)

Google preview
           

Discovering Great Artists
p. 60 Mondrian
Painted Composition in Yellow in 1937

Rene Magritte

René Magritte 

BrainPOP
Earhart

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)

Amelia
Amelia
Amazon Instant Video

Where's Amelia Earhart?
Where’s Amelia Earhart

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice & Men

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)

The Sting
The Sting

For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls

Amazon Instant Video

Dragon Seed
Dragon Seed (Japanese invasion of China)

In the Hands of a Child Amelia Earhart project pack

(have)

 

1938

The Book Thief
The Book Thief

  Story of the World 4
Chapter 27 Rebuilding the Fatherland (Germany invades Austria)
      The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 59 Laszlo Biro 1900-1985
 

The Sound of Musix
The Sound of Music
Amazon Instant Video
Otter’s rating: 3 stars (Awww c’mon Otter! It’s one of mom’s favorites! lol)

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

The Hidden Child

The Hidden Child

Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer

Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit
Amazon

Back of the Mike (1938) – Insiders view of the 1930’s radio studio showing the production of dramatic sound effects - After viewing the Back of the Mike film, your kid(s) may enjoy creating their own old time radio show with homemade sound effects.

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

 

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre: Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom
(See a timeline of events here.)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Part 7
1939

The Boy Who Invented TV
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth (Picture book)

The Manhatten Project
The Manhattan Project 

World War II

World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today
For older students

Fallout
Fallout

* World War 2
1939-1945

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 58

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 59

 

   

 

The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 60 Frank Whittle 1907-

Discovering Great Artists
p. 60 Kandinsky

Painted Composition X in 1939

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


The World at War
The World at War

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

BrainPOP
Television

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

Swing Kids
Swing Kids (1939 Germany)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Manhattan Project
Modern Marvels: The Manhattan Project

Australia
Australia
Otter's rating: 4 stars
Amazon Instant Video

BrainPOP
Holocaust

BrainPOP
World War II

BrainPOP

World War II Causes

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: World War II 1939-1945

Main Causes of World War II
Print, go over and store in notebook

20th Century Lapbook:
p. 31-33 Allies and Axis

Hands of a Child Lapbook – WWII

Free World War 2 timeline (for notebooking)

Free WWII notebooking pages

Free WWII maps and mini-books

World War II in Europe and Africa interactive map

The Causes of World War II in Europe 1935-1939 interactive map

The Holocaust 1939-1945 interactive map

1940

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

Winston Churchill
Best Little Stories of Winston Churchill
This book was written for adults. I will be reading some of it with Otter.

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 57

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 60

 

     

Charles Drew

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

Discovering Great Artists
p. 80-81 Kahlo
Painted Self Portrait in 1940

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
Biography: Frida Kahlo

BrainPOP
Frida Kahlo

Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun - China

Otter’s rating 4 stars(not a 5 because he doesn’t like the actor who plays the boy) Preview for violence, etc.

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

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

Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful

My daughter and I watched this and both enjoyed it. Warning: It's very sad at one point and also in Italian with sub-titles.

Supersizers Go Wartime

Frida Kahlo copywork/handwriting page

Frida Kahlo Notebooking pages
 
1941

You obviously don't need all of these books. Choose any of the following or other books you have availble.


World War II
World War II: Saving the Reality, A Collector's Vault
Neat! Lots of goodies to pull out and look at.

War in the Pacific
War in the Pacific 1941-1945 Neat! Lots of goodies to pull out and look at.

Victory in the Pacific
Victory in the Pacific

Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books)

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

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

The Good Fight

The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won

V is for Victory

V Is for Victory: America Remembers World War II

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.
  Story of the World 4
Chapter 28 The 3-War War
       

Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin 

Victory at Sea
Victory at Sea

Somethig the Lord Made
Something the Lord Made

Casablanca
Casablanca (set in 1941)

The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen

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

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

MacArthurMacArthur

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: War in the South Pacific 1941-1945

One Family’s Story (pull out pages)

Free Pearl Harbor lapbook and notebooking pages

War in the Pacific interactive map

Listen to an air raid siren
1942

Anne Frank
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

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 (You Choose Books)

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

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)
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 61

Story of the World 4
Chapter 28 The Holocaust

 

      The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 62 Enrico Fermi 1901-1954
 

BrainPOP
Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
Amazon

Paradise Road
Paradise Road - Sumatra

King Rat
King Rat
Singapore – Japanese prison camp

The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway
June 1942

Navajo Code Talkers
Navajo Code Talkers

Windtalkers
Windtalkers Rated R

 

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

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

The Color of War
The Color of War

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

The Jewel in the Crown
The Jewel in the Crown (mini-series set in India)

Fat Man and Little Boy

Fat Man and Little Boy
Amazon Instant Video

Make a Japanese fish kite

Japanese Interment Poster

The Battle of Midway interactive map

The War in Europe and North Africa 1942-1945

Island hopping in the Pacific 1942-1945 interactive map

Cavalcade of America radio show: U Boat Prisoner

A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the Constitution – A media rich interactive exploration of the Japanese in America and their placement in detention camps in WW2
1943

Number the Stars
Number the Stars

           

Discovering Great Artists
p. 85 Rockwell
Painted The Four Freedoms in 1943

Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

1940's House
1940s House – Britain

Valiant
Valiant

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

The Pianist
The Pianist

Amazon Instant Video

The Scarlet and the Black
The Scarlet and the Black

Miracle at Moreaux
Miracle at Moreaux

War Posters

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 38-39 Propaganda posters

 

ABC Victory Garden Pamphlet
Print out and store in a plastic sheet protector

V-Mail – Instructions to the teacher are on page 3, the printables are on pages 5-6 and the part to read out loud to your student is on page 8 “You’re Never Too Busy to Write V-Mail!”

The Hiding Place audio (have at home)
1944

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)
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 62
       

Lise Meitner
Lise Meitner: Had the Right Vision About Nuclear Fission (Won the Nobel prize in 1944 for nuclear fission)
Otter’s rating: 5 stars
Library


The Couple
The Couple
1944 German occupied Hungary

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

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

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

The Great Escape
The Great Escape
Netflix
This is a family favorite.
Otter’s rating: 5 stars

Nova: The Great Escape
Nova: The Great Escape

Audie Murphey
Biography: Audie Murphy

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 34 Axis and Allies word search

 
1945

Hiroshima
Hiroshima

Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima: Guerilla Warfare in the Pacific (Graphic Battles of World War II)
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 63

Story of the World 4
Chapter 29 The War that Stretched Across the World

The Atom Bomb

 

   

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman 33rd President 1945-1953
John Mauchly

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence 

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

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

Sands of Iwo Jima
Sands of Iwo Jima
Otters rating: 5 stars

Miracle of the White Stallions
Miracle of the White Stallions

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Prisoner of War Escape

Truman
American Experience: Truman
Amazon Instant Video

BrainPOP
United Nations

The Atomic Cafe
The Atomic Cafe

Bataan RescueAmerican Experience: Bataan Rescue

Cold War handout (for history notebook)  
1946             The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 61 John Eckert
 

BrainPOP

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

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft
 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 30 Muslims and Hindus in India (Pakistan is “born”)

Chapter 31 The Marshall Plan

         

BrainPOP
Cold War

BrainPOP

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

Europe during the Cold War interactive map

 

Jackie Robinson audio (old record)
1948

Exodus
Exodus
For ME, not for Otter

Candy Bomber

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

 

Mother Teresa biography
DK Biography: Mother Teresa

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 64

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 65

Story of the World 4
Chapter 31 Jewish State of Israel is “born”

Chapter 32 South African blacks were made less free

 

Billy Graham: Just get up out of your Seat
Billy Graham: Just get up out of your Seat

     

Discovering Great Artists
p. 65 Escher
Made Drawing Hands in 1948

Discovering Great Artists

p. 93 Pollock
Painted No. 5 in 1948

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

Israel: Birth of a Nation
Israel: Birth of a Nation

Tucker

Tucker
Amazon Instant Video

Make Mine Freedom -Animated short film about freedom and democracy made in 1948
Inside scoop: Pollock

The election of 1948 interactive map

 1948 “Futuramic” Oldsmobile commercial

Hands of a Child Lapbook – Cold War (This optional lapbook can be used over the course of the rest of the year. I haven’t scheduled it in, but it covers a lot of different events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam and so on. I recommend it if your children need some hands-on activities to help retain many of the cold war era events from 1947 to 1991.)
1949

Mao Zedong's China
Mao Zedong’s China

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 66

Story of the World 4
Chapter 32 The People’s Republic of China (2nd part of chapter)

 

            Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: The Cold War 1949-1987
 
1950

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
Choose any book like the one above. I chose this one because I can easily get it from my library.
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 67

Story of the World 4Chapter 33

The Korean War (1950-1953)

 

       

Discovering Great Artists
p. 67 Henry Moore

Created Family Group in 1950

MASH
M*A*S*H TV Season 1

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

Missing in MiG Alley
Nova: Missing in MiG Alley

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa
Amazon Instant Video

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

BrainPOP
Korean War

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: The Korean War 1950-1951

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: The Wars in Asia 1950-1975

 
1951

The Nuclear Age

The Nuclear Age (Cornerstones of Freedom. Third Series)
           

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein 

Supersizers Eat the Fifties

 1950’s Sunbeam bread commercial

   
1952

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

I am David

I Am David
         

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
 

1952 Eisenhower presidential animated campaign commercial


I am David
I Am David
Amazon Instant Video

Kings and Queens series: Queen Elizabeth II

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

Polio Vaccine
Modern Marvels: Polio Vaccine

Polio Crusade
American Experience: The Polio Crusade

Amazon
I am David teacher's guide (pdf)  
1953

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

Penny from Heaven
Penny from Heaven

      Queen Elizabeth II 1952 - Present

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight D.  34th President 1953-1961
 

Discovering Great Artists
p. 77 Magritte
Painted Golconde in 1953

Discovering Great Artists

p. 84 Grandma Moses
Painted The Pond in 1953

Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses

Eisenhower
Biography: Dwight D. Eisenhower

BrainPOP

Queen Elizabeth II
   
1954

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies This book is NOT based on history. It was published this year (1954) and I think it’s one of those important books to read, so I put it in. You can skip it, or save it for your English/literature studies.

Brown vs. Board of Education

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

Story of the World 4
Chapter 33

Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh (France gives up its claim)
       

Jasper Johns
Where is Jasper Johns?

Discovering Great Artists
p. 79 Giacometti

Created Cat in 1954

Point of Order
Point of Order (McCarthy hearings)

American Experience: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

A Class Apart
A Class Apart
Amazon

BrainPOP

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

1954 Corporate Cold War-era cartoon promoting capitalism

   
1955

Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

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)
    God's Smuggler
God's Smuggler Have at home
  Vietnam War 1955-1975    

Eva Peron
Eva Peron

BrainPOP
Agatha Christie

BrainPOP
Civil Rights

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

Tupperware
American Experience: Tupperware
Free online

Tupperware was first developed in 1946
   
1956     Story of the World 4
Chapter 31 Suez Crisis
         

Richard Wurmbrand
Torchlighters: The Richard Wurmbrand Story Amazon Instant Video

Quiz Show
Quiz Show

Beyond the Gates of Splendor
Beyond the Gates of Splendor

   
1957

T-Minus

T-Minus: The Race to the Moon
 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 35

The Space Race (Sputnik, etc.)
     

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental
Protection 
Library

Discovering Great Artists

p. 82 Wright

Our Changing Family Life (1957)

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


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

October Sky
October Sky (Amazon Instant Video)

Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright

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

BrainPOP
Malcom X

BrainPOP

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

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 43-44 Cold War

 
1958     Story of the World 4
Chapter 34 Freedom in the Belgian Congo
       

Discovering Great Artists
p. 94 Cornell

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

     
1959            

Mary Leakey

Mary Leakey: Archaeologist Who Really Dug Her Work (Christians: you may want to preview this book.) Library

       
1960

Choose any book like the following that's available.


The 1960
The 1960s from the Vietnam War to Flower Power

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

        *Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the union

The Picture History of Great Inventors

p. 64 Theordore Maiman

Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall: Researcher Who Champions Chimps 

Library

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold

Ruby Bridges
Disney's Ruby Bridges

BrainPOP
Jane Goodall

Map Trek US Edition
Map Trek US Edition:
Alaska, Hawaii

Baked Alaska

Mele Kalikimaka Punch (Hawaiian Punch)
The election of 1960 interactive map
1961

A Night Divided
A Night Divided

 

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 68

 

   

John Kennedy
DK Biography: John F. Kennedy Order

35th President 1961-1963
   

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

BrainPOP
John F. Kennedy

Freedom Riders
American Experience: Freedom Riders

Free online

Interactive Maps
Interactive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 102 On the Road to Civil Rights (1961-1965)

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 48-49 Kennedy

 
1962    

Story of the World 4Chapter 35

Thirteen Days in October (Cuban Missile Crisis)
       

Discovering Great Artists
p. 103 Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Thriteen Days
Thirteen Days

The Missles of October
The Missiles of October

YouTube

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

Cuban Missile Crisis interactive map

1963

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

The Watsons Go To Birmingham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
*Preview -there may be inappropriate material

A Dream of Freedom

A Dream of Freedom : The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968
Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 69

Story of the World 4
Chapter 36 The Death of John F. Kennedy

Civil Rights

 

   

Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson 36th President 1963-1969
 

Discovering Great Artists
p. 102 Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

Art Ed Books and Kit: Roy Lichtenstein

1960’s Cheerios space age commercial


LBJ
American Experience: LBJ

Amazon

1960’s glamour dogs recipe

Inside scoop: Lichtenstein

Google Earth Lit Trip: The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963
1964

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

       

 

 

Wayne Thiebaud

Delicious: The Art and Life of Wayne Thiebaud

BrainPOP
Che Guevara

   
1965

Cracker
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

America and Vietnam
America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger (Start now or later during the height of the Vietnam War)

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 70
           

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

 

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 2

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: The Vietnam War 1965-1975
Vietnam War 1965-1973 interactive map
1966                

BrainPOP

Miranda Rights
   
1967

The Spaceflight Vault
The Spaceflight Vault: A History of NASA's Manned Missions Neat! Lots of goodies to pull out!
Otter's rating: 5 stars

One More River
One More River

(Free at Open Library)
                   
1968

1968
1968 (New York Times)

The Rock and the River
The Rock and the River (Preview)

Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels (Preview – may have inappropriate material)

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

The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War: A Graphic History

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 71

Story of the World 4
Chapter 38

Soviets invade Czechoslovakia

 

     

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

 

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

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

Operation Dumbo Drop
Operation Dumbo Drop

BrainPOP
Martin Luther King Jr.

BrainPOP

Vietnam War

Hands of a Child lapbook: Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Jr. poster

Pictorial timeline of Martin Luther King Jr.

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 35-38 Civil Rights

Election of 1968 interactive map
1969

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

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

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 72
     

Nixon

Richard M. Nixon 37th President 1969-1974
 

Discovering Great Artists
p. 76 Chagall

Painted Bestiaire et Musique in 1969

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

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

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

BrainPOP
Richard Nixon

BrainPOP
Apollo Project

Interactive Maps
Interactive 3-D Maps: American History
p. 106 From the Earth to the Moon

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 45-47 First man on the moon

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 50-51 Vietnam

Walking on the Moon – This interactive “idea lab” from the Smithsonian lets you explore photographs, audio and video to learn about the space race.
1970

The 1970's
The 1970s from Watergate to Disco

  Story of the World 4
Chapter 37 Trouble in the Middle East (This chapter spans the years 1967-1981)
      The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 65 The 70’s
       
1971

Idi Amin
Idi Amin (Wicked History)

           

Discovering Great Artists
p. 66 Calder
Created Le Halebardier in 1971

Apollo 13
Apollo 13

Otter's rating: 5 stars

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

BrainPOP
Pablo Neruda

   
1972

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

Hole in My Life
Hole in My Life
*preview

 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 38

Terrorism (PLO)
         

70's Tech
70's Tech

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

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

   
1973   Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 73
           

Missing
Missing

Percy Julian
Nova: Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius

   
1974

Watergate: A Story of Richard Nixon and the Shocking 1972 Scandal
Watergate: A Story of Richard Nixon and the Shocking 1972 Scandal

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 74
     

Gerald Ford

Gerald R. Ford 38th President 1974-1977

Stephen Hawking

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

White Nights
White Nights

Rockefeller
Biography: Nelson Rockefeller

   
1975

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

A Million Shades of Gray
A Million Shades of Gray

             

Supersizers Go Seventies

Pol Pot - Inside Evil *preview for violence

   
1976

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

         

Steve Jobs and Wozniak

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

Gifted Hands| Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

   
1977          

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter 39th President 1977-1981
   

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

Jimmy Carter
American Experience: Jimmy Carter (free online)

Amazon Instant Video
   
1978                

Queen Noor
Queen Noor

   
1979

 

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 75
         

Discovering Great Artists
p. 87 Wyeth

Painted Braids in 1979

Under Fire
Under Fire
(Rated R – not for kids) About the 1979 Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua

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

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

   
1980

The 1980'sThe 1980s from Ronald Reagan to MTV

 

Story of the World 4
Chapter 39

Iran and Iraq
      The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 66 The 80’s
 

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

Amazon Instant Video
   
1981

A Girl Named Disaster
A Girl Named Disaster

Princess Diana
Princess Diana (DK Biography)

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 76
     

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan 40th President 1981-1989

Ronald Reagan

Childhood of Famous Americans: Ronald Reagan: Young Leader
   

80's Tech
80s Tech

Reagan
American Experience: The Presidents: Reagan

Amazon Instant Video

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook

p. 57-59 Technology changes of the 20th Century
Famine and Conflict in Africa interactive map
1982                

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

   
1983

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

             

Heartbread Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge
Amazon Instant Video

BrainPOP

Sally Ride
   
1984    

Story of the World 4
Chapter 39

India after Partition
         

The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October (A family favorite)
Otter's rating: 5 stars

   
1985

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

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

           

Keith Haring

Keith Haring
     
1986

Radiant Girl
Radiant Girl 
1986 Chernobyl explosion

 

Story of the World 4Chapter 40

Chernobyl and nuclear power
         

BrainPOP

Oprah Winfrey
   
1987    

Story of the World 4
Chapter 40

The End of the Cold War
          Reagan's speech 1987 (Tear Down This Wall)    
1988                      
1989   Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 77

Story of the World 4
Chapter 41 Democracy in China? (Tiananmen Square)

Communism Crumbles (Berlin Wall, etc.)

 

   

George Bush

George Bush 41st President 1989-1993
   

Tiananment Square
Declassified - Tiananmen Square

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

Nov. 10, 1989 ABC World Report (Berlin Wall)
   
1990

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

 

        *Persian Gulf War 1990-1991 The Picture History of Great Inventors
p. 67 The 90’s

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

BrainPOP
Apartheid

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: The Gulf War 1990-1991

 

20th Century Lapbook

20th Century Lapbook
p. 52-54 Persian Gulf War

Russia and the Independent Republics interactive map
1991

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (DK Biography)

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (Campfire Graphic Novels)

The Persian Gulf War

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

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 80

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 81

Story of the World 4
Chapter 42
The 1st Persian Gulf War

Africa Independent (Nelson Mandela)

 

       

Discovering Great Artists
p. 99 Christo

Created "Umbrellas" in 1991

90's Tech
Modern Marvels: '90s Tech

  Persian Gulf War interactive map
1992   Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 82
                 
1993          

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton 42nd President 1993-2001
   

Clinton
Clinton - The Comeback Kid

Free online
   
1994


Slave: My True Story
For ME, not for kids

             

End of the Spear
End of the Spear

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

Mama Heidi
Mama Heidi

super Bridge
Nova: Super Bridge

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.)
   
1995

Basher
Basher Five-Two

             

Ebola
Nova: Ebola: The Plague Fighters

BrainPOP
Internet

   
1996                      
1997                      
1998

Breadwinner
Breadwinner

                   
1999                

Osama
Osama

   
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)

Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 83
           

World Trade Center
World Trade Center

9/11
9/11
Amazon Instant Video

Inside 9/11
Inside 9/11: Zero Hour

BrainPOP
Airport Security

BrainPOP

September 11th (free)

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: Attack on the United States September 11, 2001

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: Afghanistan October 2001

 
2002                      
2003

The War in Iraq
The War in Iraq: From the Front Lines to the Home Front (24/7: Behind the Headlines) (Otter really likes the entire 24/7 series of books – even Bear read the ones I bought for his younger brother.)

Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI (Preview!!!)
             

Columbia
Nova: Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster
Amazon Instant Video

NOVA
Nova: Life and Death in the War Zone

Map Trek
Map Trek US Edition 1
Map assignment: Conflict in Iraq March 20, 2003
 
2004                

Welcome to Mars
Nova: Welcome to Mars
Amazon Instant Video

Tsunami
Nova: Tsunami: The Wave That Shook the World

   
2005                      
2006                

Pluto Files
Nova: The Pluto Files (Pluto was demoted to a member of the Kuiper Belt in 2006.) Amazon Instant Video

   
2007                

BrainPOP

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

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

             

Barack Obama
Biography: Barack Obama

   
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                      
2014                      
2015                      
2016                      
2017                      
2018   Mystery of History Volume 4
Mystery of History Vol. 4
Lesson 84