So, the kids are home now, and you’re wondering how their time could be spent on something more constructive than video games. As it happens, there are quite a few libertarian educational films and documentaries available online, most of them free. Links to video resources on economics and politics for teachers and homeschoolers can be found here; many of these include workbooks and discussion suggestions to go with the films. Films and documentaries on this site are also organized by topic, such as history, economics, and biography. A few particular educational films that would be suitable:
Amazing Grace | Inspired by Christian teachings against slavery, William Wilberforce leads an arduous but ultimately victorious life-long battle to abolish the slave trade. Biographical.
Johnny Tremain | A young man in eighteenth-century Boston becomes involved in the revolutionary events of his time and fights the good fight against authoritarian rule
David Starkey’s Magna Carta | British constitutional historian David Starkey tells the story of Magna Carta — the first legal charter in human history to grant individual liberties and restrain government power under rule of law.
Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet | A German doctor develops chemical agents for use against infectious disease. Biographical.
Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism | A documentary chronicle of the rise and fall of socialism: from its utopian beginnings, through its bloody and totalitarian peak of power, to its sudden collapse.
Liberty! The American Revolution | A six-part documentary series on the American Revolution.
Sons of Liberty | A group of young men–Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren–secretly join together to oppose British domination, and end up sparking the American Revolution.
Spitfire | A British engineer must design the most deadly fighter plane of his time if he is to save his country from Nazi invasion. Biographical.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell | Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone. Biographical.
The Story of Louis Pasteur | Louis Pasteur struggles against professional ignorance and the government that gives it force to rid the world of microbial infection. Biographical.