Learn Through Videos: History

This is a collection of links to educational videos helpful for understanding history, which are made for a general audience, such as documentary films. Throughout human history, numerous civilizations and cultures appeared and disappeared. Some civilizations like Chinese civilization has survived, while most of them vanished into history. From prehistoric times - through Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution and the two World Wars - to the present, the videos listed in this collection makes us look at important moments and events in human history.

Bridging World History
Bridging World History is a multimedia course that looks at global patterns through time, seeing history as an integrated whole.

Out of the Past
Use this humanistic approach to archaeology and anthropology to make connections between past civilizations and modern societies, looking at how societies function and change.

Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors
This is a three-part NOVA's documentary series investigating the recent discoveries transforming our understanding of our human origins.

The Incredible Human Journey
This explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world.

Stories from the Stone Age
This tries to explain how humans could change their way of life from nomadic hunter-gatherers living in small groups to farmers living in large societies.

Andrew Marr's History of the World
This is a eight-part BBC documentary series looking at 70,000 years of human history and the story of the world.

Secrets of Archaeology
This is a 27-part documentary series which explores some of rediscovered ancient cities and archaeological sites.

Ancient Worlds
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Richard Miles, exploring the roots of Western civilization from the first cities of Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire.

Engineering an Empire
This is a History Channel documentary series hosted by Peter Weller, exploring the engineering feats accomplished by some of the great civilizations in history.

The Ascent of Man
This is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Jacob Bronowski, looking at human history through scientific and technological achievements from prehistoric era to the mid-20th century.

What the Ancients Did for Us
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Adam Hart-Davis that examines the impact of ancient civilizations on modern society.

Legacy: A Search for the Origins of Civilization
In this documentary series, Michael Wood travels around the world searching for the first civilizations and their continuing legacies.

The Greek: Crucible of Civilization
This is a PBS documentary series narrated by Liam Neeson, chronicling the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Greece.

The True Story of Alexander the Great
This is a History Channel documentary hosted by Peter Woodward, examining the life and career of Alexander the Great.

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
This is a four-part BBC documentary series written and presented by Michael Wood, retracing the journey of Alexander the Great across sixteen countries.

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