Documentaries

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EXTRA CREDIT: Historical Documentary Report

YOU MAY ONLY USE A DOCUMENTARY FROM WITHIN THIS MARKING PERIOD! YOU CAN ONLY PICK FROM THESE! If you have any problems with the links, please email me and I will try to find you a better version. Email the final essay to pcasey@maspethhighschool.org.

 

 

Unit 1: Rise of the Planet of the Humans

Mankind: Inventors (45 min) Covers the beginning of human civilization (*Mr Casey Favorite*)

Egypt – Engineering an Empire (90 min)

Ancient Mesopotamia (50 min)

The Indus Valley Civilization: The Masters of the River (50 min)

The Hittites: A Civilization That Changed The World (120 min)

 

Unit 2: Major Movements of Mankind

Mycenaeans and Phoenicians (45 min)

Mankind: Iron Men (45 min) Covers the impact of iron technology and weapons in Greece and around the world (*Mr Casey Favorite*)

Unit 3: Great Empires of Asia

Persia – Engineering an Empire (45 min)

Mankind: Empires (45 min) Covers the rise and fall of empires including Roman and Qin

Unit 4: Classical Mediterranean World

Greece – Engineering an Empire (45 min) Covers the Peloponnesian War with a focus on engineering and technology

Ultimate Battles – Alexander the Great (50 min) *REALLY COOL!*

Age of Alexander – Engineering an Empire (45 min)

Ancients Behaving Badly: Alexander the Great (45 min)

How Christianity Conquered the Roman Empire (45 min) Covers the origins of Christianity within the Roman World  (*Mr Casey Favorite*)

Rome – Engineering an Empire (90 min)

When Rome Ruled – Ancient Superpowers (45 min)

Carthage – Engineering an Empire (45 min)

The Huns – Barbarians (45 min)

The Vandals – Barbarians (45 min)

 

Unit 5: Two Worlds of Faith

Prophet Muhammad and the Rise of Islam – Islam: Empire of Faith (55 min)

Muslim Golden Age Awakening – Islam: Empire of Faith (55 min) Covers the Golden Age during the Abbasid period.

Byzantines – Engineering an Empire (45 min)

Mankind: Warriors (45 min) Covers Germanic, Arab, Viking, and Easter Island warriors and inventors

Barbarians: The Franks (45 min)

Barbarians: The Vikings (45 min)

The Dark Ages (45 min) Covers pretty much the entire Middle Ages. Really good test review. (*Mr Casey Favorite*)

The Crusades: The Crescent and the Cross (really long but worth it!)

The Crusades, An Arab Perspective (each part is 45 min, so you can pick one)

• Part 1 – Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem

• Part 2 – Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

• Part 3 – Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

• Part 4 – Liberation: Acre and the End of the Crusades

Unit 6: Southernization Through Trade

China: Engineering an Empire (45 min)

Unit 7: Rise and Rebirth of Regional Power

Mongols: Barbarians

Mankind: Plague (45 min) *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!*
Genghis Khan, the bloodiest warlord in history, sweeps south from Mongolia into China and creates a mighty empire. He leaves 40 million dead bodies in his wake. But a greater killer stalks Mankind – the Plague.

Russia – Engineering an Empire (45 min)

The Ottomans – Islam: Empire of Faith (55 min)

Ottoman Empire: The War Machine (90 min)

Da Vinci’s World: Engineering an Empire (45 min)

Mankind: Survivors (45 min) *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!*
Gold from Africa kickstarts the rebirth of Europe. Money flows into Venice–creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs willing to take risks. In China, a new weapon–the gun–allows a peasant uprising to unify the country. Chinese innovations inspire Europe–leading to the printing press. Millions of books are printed. One of them will inspire a journey to the New World. America beckons.

 

Unit 8: The Americas and the Age of Exploration

Maya – Engineering an Empire (45 min)

Aztecs – Engineering an Empire (45 min)

Mankind: New World (45 min)
The Aztecs have built a mighty empire that dominates Central America. But it will be destroyed because of a domino effect. 7,000 miles away in modern-day Turkey, the great trading center of Constantinople is overrun by an Islamic army. Europeans race to find a new route to the spice-rich East. Instead, Christopher Columbus lands in America–and discovers gold. Within 30 years the Aztecs will be conquered.

Mankind: Treasure (45 min)
In the Andes, the Spanish open up the largest silver mine in the world and mint millions of pesos de ocho (pieces of eight). These coins transform the global economy. They fill the treasure chests of pirates. They fuel a stock market boom and help pay for the Taj Mahal. As trade booms, millions of people come to the New World as slaves. But a handful of Pilgrims come as pioneers looking for freedom.

The Middle Passage (45 min)
Directed by Stephen Spielberg.

 

Unit 9: Reformation and Absolutism

Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary (55 min)

The Real Versailles (55 min)

The Mughals: Warrior Empire (90 min)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Documentaries

  1. Aaron James says:

    So, we should make a 2 page essay each about all of these?

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