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Give the kids a history lesson with 8 of the best Disney+ shows and movies

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When The Walt Disney Company was started back in 1923, it's safe to say no one could have predicted what it'd become. A long and storied history spanning nearly 100 years has followed, leading up to one of the company's biggest successes yet: the launch of Disney+ (opens in new tab).

The new streaming service is full of new and old content, from Disney Channel shows and movies to Marvel superhero films and more, but perhaps the best inclusion are all the films and TV shows that can give you a look back at various moments in history. There's even a wide selection of content from National Geographic now available to take you around the world while you're stuck at home.

What is Disney+ and how do I sign up?

Before we get to the list below, if you aren't familiar with Disney+ or have been holding out on signing up, now's the time to learn more and get a subscription started. It brings pretty much the full collection of shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, Nat Geo, Marvel, and more into one service for a low montly cost that doesn't require a long-term commitment.

You can get started with a Disney Plus subscription (opens in new tab) for just $5.99 per month, or combine it with Hulu and ESPN+ (opens in new tab) for just $12.99 a month. Both give you access to the same Disney+ library, but obviously the bundle just gives you more services to watch. There's even a 7-day free trial offer to let you check out the service before you're charged anything.

Best history lessons you can find on Disney+ today

Plenty of new shows have premiered on Disney+ in April, but if you're looking to watch something a bit more informative, there's so much to choose from you might just become a little overwhelmed. Below you'll find eight picks on Disney+ to learn from that are worth your time and available to watch right now.

Any personal favorites we missed?

There's an extensive catalog of content on Disney+ (opens in new tab), so we've no doubt missed a few must-see films and shows to give audiences some insight into the past. Is there a favorite of yours that's missing from the list? Drop a comment below and let us know what's worth watching!

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