2001 Space Odyssey, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter (I), Dir. Stanley Kubrick, MGM, 1968. Man has found a mysterious artifact on the moon and finds another outside of the orbit of Jupiter. The Discovery ship is sent to investigate.
2010 The Year We Make Contact
, Roy Scheider, Jon Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain (voice), Dir. Peter Hyams, MGM 1984. Nine year later a joint expedition is sent to see what happened to the Discovery expedition.
A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking, Dir. Errol Morris, Producer David Hickman, Paramount, 1992. Physicist Stephen Hawking lives in a wheelchair but thinks infinite. He conducts fascinating research about time and the universe.
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
New York: Scholastic Inc.,1990. After studying the solar system Ms. Frizzles' class is off to the planetarium. However, the Magic School Bus ends up in outer space, where the class gets lost and must find their way home.
, Jodi Foster, Jena Malone, Mathew McConaughey, David Morse, Geoffrey Blake, Dir. Robert Zemeckis, Warner Bros., 1997. Dr. Ellie Aroway discovers radio signals from a distant planet. Encrypted in the signal is a diagram for building a machine.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,
voices: Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia (I), Dir. John A. Davis (I), Nickelodeon, 1997. Aliens abduct all the parents from Earth and Jimmy, boy genius and friends build spacecrafts to go and rescue them.
Scientific Facts Space Revealing the Processes That Shape the Cosmos.
New York: Crescent Books, 1992. Space facts particularly for younger readers in mind. Astronomy.
The New Solar System An Epic Adventure
, Narrated by Joseph Campanella, Finley-Holiday, 1994. Latest enhanced visuals of the other planets in our solar system.
The Planet Earth
Baraka, Dir. Ron Fricke, Magidson Films Inc., 1992. A collage of nature, environment, religion, war, ritual, peace, death, destruction and violence.
Blue Planet, IMAX, produced by Graeme Ferguson, written edited and narrated by Toni Myers, Smithsonian Institute, 1990. A look a planet Earth from space seeing the natural forces that affect it.
Glencoe World Geography.
Westerville, Ohio: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1995 World geography book of facts. Covers human movement, place, location, regions, human an environment interaction.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
, Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Bababan, Dir. Steven Spielberg, Columbia Pictures, 1977. A line worker and others are drawn to a plateau in Wyoming after an encounter with aliens.
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth.
New York: Scholastic Inc.,1987. Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a magical ride on the Magic School Bus to explore the inside of the earth.
, voices: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garett, Allison Jamey, Austin Pendleton, Walt Disney Pictures, 2003. A young clownfish is stolen from the coral reef. His father searches the ocean to find him.
, voices: Ray Romano, John Legwuizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black (I), Cedric the Entertainer, Directors Carlos Saldanha (I) and Chris Wedge, Fox, 2002. Three animals, a sloth, a mammoth, and a saber tooth tiger during the ice age find a human child and try to return it to its' tribe.
, Helen Hunt, Bill Praxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lois Smith, Dir. Jan de Bont, Warner Bros., 1996. A couple of storm chasers fall back in love while chasing tornadoes.
Zeman, Anne and Kate Kelly.
Everything You Need to know About Geography Homework.
New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1997. Juvenile desk reference for students and parents book about geography.
1492 Conquest for a New World, Gerard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean, Dir. Widley Scott, Touchstone Inc., 1992. Christopher Columbus voyage to the New World, his triumphs and disappointments.
, Director Stephen Spielberg, Producers Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen and Colin Wilson, DreamWorks, 1998. Slaves brought illegally to United States go on trial for there freedom.
The Autobiography of Jane Pitman
, Cicely Tyson, Odetta, Josephine Premice, Teddy Airhart, Ted Arroyo, Eric Brown (I), Woody Chambliss, Barbara Chaney, Dir. John Korty, Tomorrow Entertainment Inc., 1974. A black women born a slave in the 1850's lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960's.
, Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sardrine Holt, August Schellenberg, Tantoo Cardinal, Dir. Bruce Beresford, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1991. Jesuit priest tries to go up river with the help of Huron Indians to distant mission in the dead of winter.
A World Explorer Ponce de Leon.
Champaign, Illinois: Garrard Publishing Company, 1965. Biography of Ponce de Leon explorer.
Exploring the World Magellan.
Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books, 2002. Ferdinand Magellan the first explorer to sail around the world.
Where Do You Think Your Going, Christopher Columbus?
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1980. Discuses Christopher Columbus' ordeals preceding, during and after his fourth trip to find a short cut to the Indies, but instead a New World.
Grant, Mathew G.
Explorers of America Columbus Discoverer of the New World.
Chicago: Childrens Press, 1974 An account of Columbus 's four explorations to the New World
Jacobs, William J.
Coronado Dreamer in Golden Armor.
New York: Franklin Watts First Book Series, 1994 Coronado Spanish explorer, born 1510- 1554. Juvenile.
The World's Great Explorers Christopher Columbus.
Chicago: Childrens Press, Inc., 1991 This book examines the life of Christopher Columbus, his voyages and explorations of the New World and his later years.
Famous Explorers Sir Walter Raleigh.
New York: Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2001. This is a biography about an English explorer. He sailed in 1500's and established a colony in America.
, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Kunghi, Dir. Roland Joffe, Warner Bros., 1986. Spanish Jesuits build a mission in New World Brazil, South America and when Spain sells territory to Portuguese the Indians will fall victim to slavery.
Sterling, Mary Ellen.
Thematic Unit Explorers.
Westminster, CA: Teacher Credited Materials, Inc., 1992. Explorer lesson plans and reproducible to be used with intermediate or junior high school children.
Magellan First Around the World.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1953. Magellan first to sail around the world.
Garcia, Juan R., Daniel J. Gelo, Linda L. Greenow, James B. Kracht, and Deborah Gray White.
Our United States Vol. I .
Parsippany, NJ. Silver Burdett Ginn, 1997 Fifth grade social studies text. U.S. History.