Documentaries are used in education all the time to educate and inform students about different nonfiction topics. While there are a ton of sites to choose from,
I've decide to curate this list to make it easier for educators to find what
they are looking for. This list is in alphabetical order.
- Chockadoc - A nice site for finding documentaries
with an educational category where people can rate videos as well. (Editor's
note: Chockadoc's website is down temporarily while they switch servers. Visit
them on Facebook to learn more.)
- Documentary Heaven - A great place to find 1000s
of documentaries on a wide variety of subjects.
- Documentary Storm - A fun community for finding
documentaries rated on a six-star scale. Users have the ability to leave
comments and collaborate with others.
- Documentary Tube - A wonderful place to find
documentaries where users can save documentaries by creating
- Documentary Wire - A simple site with lots of
educational documentaries to browse through.
- DocumentaryZ - A great place to find free
documentaries where people can search by most popular, subject, or best
- Free Documentaries - This is a excellent place to
find political and educational documentaries.
- John Locker - A nice place to find documentaries
where people can rate and upload videos as well.
- Snag Films - One of the most popular sites for
finding documentaries and independent films. Also, users can share these films
and view on a mobile app.
- Top Documentary Films - A terrific site with lots
of documentaries to search through where users have the ability to leave
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment.