For several years now, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries within their classrooms. During the current lockdown and to ensure that education does not stop, here are 10 documentaries that you can view completely free of charge on Netflix’s YouTube channel.
10 Educational Documentaries Your Kids Can Watch on YouTube
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.
From nature to nurture, this docuseries explores the groundbreaking science that reveals how infants discover life during their very first year.
7. Chasing Coral
Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.
In partnership with Vox Media Studios and Vox, this enlightening explainer series will take viewers deep inside a wide range of culturally relevant topics, questions, and ideas. Each episode will explore current events and social trends pulled from the zeitgeist, touching topics across politics, science, history and pop culture featuring interviews with some of the most authoritative experts in their respective fields.
5. Knock Down the House
Four female candidates 0 each driven by personal experience and hardship – enter the 2018 race for Congress, challenging powerful incumbents for a spot at the table and a voice in government. This emotional documentary follows their campaigns.
4. Our Planet
Experience our planet’s natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.
3. Period. End of Sentence.
In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence.
2. The White Helmets
As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
Born without legs and stuck in foster care for years, teen Zion Clark finds his calling when he pursues competitive wrestling. A documentary short.
Which one of these will you be watching?