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Documentaries and movies for Sonlight Eastern Hemisphere (aka Core 5)


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PACIFIC ISLANDS

gr. 1+ Swiss Family Robinson (1960 Disney)

gr. 3+ Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

gr. 3+ Call it Courage: Wonderful World of Disney episode (1973)

gr. 5+ Kon Tiki (1950) -- documentary by Thor Heyerdahl on his voyage -- available at Netflix

gr. 5+ Moby Dick (1956)

gr. 5+ Island of the Blue Dolphins (1963)

 

AUSTRALIA

gr. 2+ The Rescuers Down Under (1990 -- animated)

gr. 2+ Finding Nemo (2003 -- animated)

gr. 5-6+ Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

 

NEW ZEALAND

gr. 3+ Wave Rider (Maori)

 

JAPAN

gr. 1+ The Little Travelers: Japan (2008) -- documentary for children

gr. 2+ My Neighbor Totoro (1988 -- animated)

gr. 4+ Spirited Away (2001 -- animated)

 

CHINA

gr. 2+ Mulan (1998 -- Disney)

gr. 4+ Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) -- Gladys Alward, biography of missionary to China

gr. 5+ Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

gr. 5+ NOVA Online: Secrets of Lost Empires: China Bridge = http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/china/

gr. 5+ NOVA: China's Age of Invention: http://www.pbs.org/w...ng-dynasty.html

gr. 5+ PBS: China's Terracotta Warriors = http://www.pbs.org/w...ll-episode/844/

gr. 5+ NOVA Online: Mysterious Mummies of China: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/chinamum/

 

MONGOLIA

gr. 4+ Story of the Weeping Camel (2003) -- follows an ordinary nomad family

gr. 4+ Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005) -- follows an ordinary nomad family

 

INDIA

gr. 1+ Rikki Tikki Tavi (1975 -- animated)

gr 1+ The Jungle Book (1967 animated)

 

ARABIA

gr. 2+ Aladdin (1992 -- Disney)

gr. 4+ Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

gr. 5+ Arabian Nights (2000 -- TV mini-series)

 

AFRICA: North

gr. 4-8 NOVA online: Egypt: Riddles of the Sphinx; Building Pharaoh's Ship; Papyrus

 

AFRICA: East

gr. 3+ Born Free (1966)

 

AFRICA: South

gr. 2+ Duma (2006)

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China Rising was fascinating and eye-opening to me. I second Rabbit Proof Fence. It's been a couple of years since we did that core, so I can't really remember much of what we watched. Oh! Families of (name of country) is a great series. It walks you through a child's day in whatever country they are highlighting. Planet Food series. Babies.

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