Documentaries are not just for Film Class

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Documentary films are a great way to engage your students in a number of subjects.  Here is a fabulous list of the 100 all-time best documentary films:

100 Best Documentaries of All Time

How many have you seen?  Some tips on which ones to use:

African American Studies

#1 Hoop Dreams
#28 When We Were Kings
#31 Style Wars
#61 When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

American Studies

#16 Salesman
#31 Style Wares
#32 American Movie
#56 King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
#98 Spellbound

Anthropology

#57 Land without Bread
#72 Cave of Forgotten Dreams
#77 Nanook of the North
#93 Koko, the Talking Gorilla

Art

#47 Exit through the Gift Shop
#72 Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Astronomy

#21 Nostalgia for the Light

Economics

#42 Harlan County, USA
#59 Roger & Me
#70 Detopia
#74 Inside Job

Environmental Studies

#58 The Overnighters

Graphic Design

#88 Helvitica

Health

#86 How to Survive a Plague

LGBT Studies

#30 The Times of Harvey Milk
#62 Paris is Burning

Music

#17 Stop Making Sense
#37 Buena Vista Social Club
#41 Gimme Shelter
#43 Muscle Shoals
#60 The Last Waltz

Political Science

#25 Primary
#34 The Fog of Ware
#53 Taxi to the Dark Side
#54 Citizenfour
#78 The Square

Sociology

#7 The Thin Blue Line
#8 Titicut Follies
#14 Chronicle of a Summer
#23 The Up Series
#52 Welfare
#73 High School

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