Homeschooling with DVDS and Netflix.
On the topic of excellent learning DVDs I must also recommend the complete School House Rock (all 46 songs from our youth on grammar, math, history...) and The Standard Deviants. We've watched their Shakespeare and found it very illuminating for the older student and they also have many other topics.
Some of our other favorites - Magic School Bus - Adventures in the Book of Virtues cartoons - Bill Nye the Science Guy - 100 Greatest Discoveries hosted by Bill Nye - Wishbone - BBC's Planet Earth - PBS Lewis & Clark - Jesus of Nazareth - John Paul II movies and documentaries - St. Anthony - St. Francis - St. Paul - St. John Bosco... (We also like and use http://www.faithandfamilyflix.com/, Pro Multis Media videos)
*UPDATE* Joined PiusMedia.com today - all Catholic and so excited about their collection!
Did you know that Netflix has a hundred pages of educational videos and documentaries? These DVDs can come right to your door, no getting everyone out the door and into the van. My kids DO learn this way; so a part of our homeschool week will always include a "movie". When we used CHC, we loved that the history book, All Ye Lands, had movie recommendations to correlate with our studies and discovered many a classic that way...The Inn of 7th Happiness, Keys to the Kingdom...which lead me to google movie recommendations for other educational interests.
Would love to hear what educational videos you like to share with your family. :)