On a recent tour, this kid starts rattling off all of these truly disgusting and disturbing facts from the past. He knows about pooping in the floor and blood letting and poisonous make up. He knows so much- and it was so gross!! I was instantly impressed. Alright kid, how do you know all of that?
Horrible Histories. It is a Monty Python-esque series that introduces kids to the worst parts of the past. It's high interest, hilarious, and educational. The skits are in a familiar format: cooking shows, Wife Swap, game shows, late night talk shows, music videos. I love it!!
My family recently downloaded it from Amazon. I can't stop watching. I've already plowed through the first season (but don't tell my stepkids; I was supposed to wait for them!)
*fyi: The time periods are not shown in order and they are limited to Europe.*