Add to the lists with some suggestions for stuff with a Historical connnection:
Unit 1:
"The Kitchen Boy"
Topic- Russian Revolution
Fictional account from the perspective of the Royal Romanov family.
"All Quiet On The Western Front"
Topic- WWI
fictional account of life in the trenches from the perspective of a german soldier.

"Fall of Giants"
Topic- Historical Events during 1911-1924
A fictional account of history through the lives of 5 people
Highlights: German and British relations, WWI, Russian Revolution, American Prohibition

The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Topic: Hiding During WW2
About: Written by a young girl who was hiding from the Nazis During ww2. Every day she wrote in her diary describing her life under the constant threat of being discovered.

Everything is Illuminated
Topic: WWII
A woman, Augustine, saved a boys grandfather from the Nazis. And the writer is now trying to find her through the farmlands of Eastern Europe.

V for Vendetta
Topic: Fascism
About: Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this groundbreaking story captures both suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it. An excellent comic book, V for Vendetta, is filled with lots of tension and action but also well observed nuances of human psychology.

Topic- Post WW1 Germany
a fictional account of a young Adolph Hitler who befriends a Jewish Art Dealer played by John Cusack

"Inglourious Basterds" (2009)
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Topic- Nazi-occupied France During WW2
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.
Band of Brothers (TV miniseries)

Topic - Easy Company's real-life exploits during World War II.

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The boy in the striped pajamas
Topic- Jewish peoples lives in the consentration camps

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Schindler's List
A Jewish man concerned by persecution of his people by the Nazi's in Poland during WWII.
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Defiance (2008)

Defiance is an unusual film about the Holocaust, given that it involves an unsual group of brothers who run off into the woods after the Nazis kill their family and neighbors -- and then wind up playing leaders to other Jews who wander into the woods as well. This is a true story.
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A brilliant pianist, a Polish Jew, witnesses the restrictions Nazis place on Jews in the Polish capital, from restricted access to the building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped off to the Nazi labor camps, he escapes deportation and eludes capture by living in the ruins of Warsaw- IMDb

The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele
"The Ghost of Tom Joad"
Bruce Springsteen, (also Rage Against the Machine)
Topic- The Great Depression
Eerie account of life of a workers in USA

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime"
Yip Harburg, lyrics by Jay Gorney
Topic - The Great Depression
Speaks about how the people have gone from following a dream and living well to poverty.

Saints and Soldiers
Director: Ryan Little
Topic: World War 2
About: Survivors of Malmedy massacre during Ardennes Offensive
Iron Maiden
Topic: Bloody Battle in WWI
"I stand my ground for the very last time
gun is ready as I stand in line
nervous wait for the whistle to blow
rush of blood and over we go..."

Red Sector A
Topic: World War 2
"I clutch the wire fence until my fingers bleed
A wound that will not heal -- a heart that cannot feel --
Hoping that the horror will recede
Hoping that tomorrow, we'll all be freed"

The Cranberries
Topic: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among soldiers as they return from war
"But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...
It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting."


"Eve of Destruction"
By: Barry McGuire
"We Didn't Start the Fire"
By: Billy Joel
"Sleep Now In The Fire"
By: Rage Against the Machine

"In Flanders Fields"
by John McCrae