What better way to take advantage of your Netflix subscription than by using it to supplement lesson plans. Netflix and other streaming services offer access to a myriad of documentaries worth exploring in the classroom. While local and federal copyright laws still apply, many make room for educational use. Here, I present just one of these documentaries and resources that accompany the video.

The highly acclaimed BBC series, Planet Earth, hosted by Sir David Attenborough, offers a great starting point for incorporating atypical sources of educational material like Netflix or Amazon Prime. This is an excellent series to draw clips from for courses that involve ecology or environmental science. It covers all of the major habitats on earth. I personally use it as a supplement in my upper-division university ecology class.

Each program in this 11-part series lasts about 50 minutes. The episodes range in topic from examinations of...

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