Upon the teachers’ request, Netflix made a collection of documentary features and episodes available on YouTube.
Teachers are normally allowed to access and stream their documentaries in classrooms for different teaching purposes. But since we all know that schools are closed right now due to coronavirus, Netflix is bringing those documentaries to YouTube. This way, teachers can assign documentaries for students to watch without worrying about whether students have access to Netflix.
According to a statement released by Netflix:
For many years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. So at their request, we have made a selection of our documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel.
Documentaries are only available in the English language at that moment. There are educational resources for each of the available titles. These resources can be used by both students and teachers and Netflix and will be including Q&As with some of the creators behind these projects so further facilitate learning.
The documentaries which are made free by Netflix include 13th, Abstract, Babies, Chasing Coral, Explained, Knock Down the House, Our Planet, Period. End of a Sentence, The White Helmets, and Zion. Some of these documentaries focus on nature; others center on social issues, including poverty, racism, and systemic injustices.
For understanding in different languages, subtitles in several languages will be made available later this week. However, parents and teachers should check the ratings to make informed choices for students and children.
You can found more educational stuff related to each documentary on Netflix’s blog and is easily available in the English Language. This is a small effort by Netflix’s to help Students, Teachers, and Parents all around the world.