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As a homeschooler, you probably know how it is to count some of the weirdest things as “school”, such as going to the grocery store counts as economics, math, and a field trip; going to the park counts as physical education; a day at the zoo counts as science and nature study, and so on.
The point is, we have the best of lives. Everything we do is educational!
So, I guess saying that me saying that you can learn history from watching certain TV series won’t be thought of as weird and illogical…
Top 5 educational TV series for kids about history:
- Liberty Kids – This is an AMAZING
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This series is on the top of my list, because I believe it is the best history series…EVER! The cartoon is perfect for little kids to watch and the amount of information they will learn about George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other during the American Revolutionary War is pretty much unimaginable.
- Little House on the Prairie
I find this educational, because you learn about how the pioneers used to dress, how they used to make things, what they played, etc. I would only suggest the first two seasons of this series, due to the fact that when Laura gets older, she displays some “boy-hungry” thirsts.
- Daniel Boone
One day, I was searching through our library and found this series. We couldn’t get enough of it. Eventually, we bought the first two series and my brothers have not stopped watching and enjoying this classic. This series has so much history about the great Daniel Boone and his territory. Fess Parker is the actor of this show and the movies of Davy Crockett, and does a remarkable job playing the roles of both these men. Your boys will love this! (and your girls, too!)
- Sugar Creek Gang
What do you get when a bunch of Christian boys (and girl) come together in the days of no TV and video games? A ton of adventures and laugh-slapping fun! We heard about this series after listening to the first audio CDs and had already fallen in love with the stories. When we saw they were on TV and video…well, lets just say we say things in a whole new light!
- Lone Ranger
Hi-ho Silver, away! Your kids will learn all about the Wild West alongside the Lone Ranger and his sidekick, Tonto. They’ll be thrilled to watch galloping horse, shooting guns, and the reverenced law of the west and will one to become a brave cowboy, themselves.
and because I can’t make up my mind, I’m throwing in
- Roy Rogers
I wanted to add this one as well, because my two youngest brothers are in love with Roy Rogers. I asked them what ones should be added to this list and they told me this one, “Because it talks about Jesse James and all those other outlaws…” was the reasoning behind that one. I love to sit and watch this with my brother, too, often laughing so hard because of Roy’s friend, Pat.
I just love how clean a lot of these shows are, which is becoming harder and harder to find these days, plus, they will touch a lot on the topic of history.
Do you know of a TV series that would count as “learning history”?