History should never be boring.

Bring history to life with these engaging book and movie lists.

40+ Ways to Teach History Without a Textbook

General History

These are my general books and movie lists that aren't limited by time period.

They're perfect for choosing your next unit study topic.

American History

These are my favorite books and movies to creatively teach American history.

World History

Explore the world with these books and movies that bring history to life.

Supplement your curriculum with these book and movie guides!

I am a firm believer that history should NEVER be boring.

Create memorable learning experiences with Learn in Color's book and movie guides! These are based on my favorite historical books and movies and help bring history truly to life.

Discover memorable stories from the voices of the people who lived through it.

  • Learn about Jewish history and culture with the movie Fiddler on the Roof
  • Tackle change, racism, and poverty with the book The Mighty Miss Malone
  • Inspire courage and integrity with the movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

History isn't just about the past. We study history to learn for the future. Use these guides as opportunities for character development, growth mindset, and learning about the world around them.

Check out the movie and book guides here.

What Others Are Saying

"Very relevant and engaging for students. My favorite part is the non-fiction articles to go along with the movie. "

Megan, Teacher

The Greatest Showman Movie Guide

"...But my favorite is the addition of the non-fiction reading pieces that tie in to the movies. With Finding Nemo they read about Australia (getting in our geography work) and sea turtles (science time).

Christina, Homeschool Mom
Finding Nemo Movie Guide

"These are some great activities to use in conjunction with the movie Gifted Hands. They require students to think while watching the movie."

Melissa, Teacher
Gifted Hands Movie Guide

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