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I previously shared how much we enjoy read-aloud time in our homeschool. Today I want to share with you our Top 10 videos we use in our homeschool.
My kids are very visual, hands-on learners, so we have used a lot of educational videos in our homeschool. Many times we will stick in a video and have a picnic lunch on the living room floor! Lots of fun!
I am going to list below, in no particular order, some of our favorites. Hopefully you will find some here that you can use and enjoy in your home as well!
#1 – Moody Science Classics – 19 DVD Set
Marvel at amazing insects, animals, and fish. Journey through the human circulatory system. Discover why the Incan culture mysteriously declined. And through it all, rejoice in the majesty of God! Packed with fascinating facts about physics, biology, astronomy, and more, these award-winning films offer your whole family a balanced approach to science, while giving credit to the Creator. 19 DVDs, 28 minutes each. We were recently able to purchase this wonderful set of Moody Science DVDs! Not only are these DVDs full of science to learn about, but there is always a spiritual application at the end of each video.
#2 – Wonders of God’s Creation
This is another excellent set of DVDs focusing on God’s creation. Your kids will LOVE these!
#3 – Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution
We have one in this series and it is a truly amazing DVD! You and your kids will learn so much about animals and how they could have only been created by God. Excellent!
#4 – Unlocking the Mystery of Life and The Privileged Planet
These two videos may be a little deep for your younger children, but they are excellent for older children and adults. While these documentaries are not presented from a Christian viewpoint, they let science speak for itself. Intelligent design just makes sense and is backed up by science! While we believe that God created life and everything we see around us, these videos will equip you to back that up with scientific evidence. Excellent!
#5 – The American Heritage Series
This 10 DVD set by Wallbuilders is an excellent source for learning the Christian heritage of the United States. I had my oldest daughter (when she was a senior) watch these as part of her school work that year. There is so much information in this set, that I had her watch them through twice. With over 13 hours of video, this will keep you busy for a while. Excellent!!!
#6 – Drive Thru History Series (World & American History)
These DVDs are some of our kids all time favorites! They LOVE them, and have learned so much history by watching them. I only have one DVD set pictured here, but there are actually sets for American History and World History. We have them all! Click on the links below to go to each DVD/set. I can’t recommend these enough! Excellent!
- American History Series (Episodes 1-12)
- World History: Turkish Delight
- World History: East Meets West
- World History: Greece Is the Word
- World History: Rome If You Want To
#7 – The Newton’s Workshop
There are actually 4 DVDs in this series (I only have one pictured above). My kids loved these too…even the little ones. Here are the 4 different DVDs that are available in this series:
- Bug Safari/Cell-a-bration
- DNA Decoder/Pollution
- World Building/Germinators
- Name Game/The World Spins
#8 – Biology 101
This is a 4 DVD set covering the topic of biology for the whole family. I had one of my older children go through this one year for Biology, but my younger children enjoyed watching the DVDs too…and learned some things! It comes with a PDF study guide that includes text to read and quizzes. This is an excellent resource for Biology! We loved it!
#9 – Learn Our History
Last year I took advantage of the FREE DVD offer and the kids enjoyed it so much we continued with our subscription. The kids have learned so much American history by watching these excellent DVDs. I can’t tell you how many times the kids were talking about a historical figure or something that happened in American history, and I asked them where they learned that (because I didn’t remember reading it to them). They said, “The Learn Our History DVDs, Mom!” The kids are always excited when I bring home another Learn Our History DVD from the post office!
#10 – What’s In the Bible
We have loved the What’s In the Bible DVDs! There is so much information packed into these that we watch them several times to get it all. We invested in the complete set and don’t regret it at all!
BONUS #11 – Liberty’s Kids
I know I said our “top 10”, but I just had to include this set! My kids LOVE the Liberty’s Kids videos and have learned so much American History by watching them. Highly recommended by our family!
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