The Story of Us

Why do some people rise to power and others do not? Why do we fall in love — not just with romantic partners but with friends and strangers? How has our need to share beliefs built human culture? At a time when global events seem to be driving cultures apart, National Geographic’s The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman addresses these questions and reveals the common humanity that lies inside us.


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The curriculum guide for The Story of Us features a lesson for each episode in this docuseries.

Film runtime: There are 6 episodes in this docuseries. Each episode is 60 minutes.

Film rating: TV-14. Common Sense Media rates this series as appropriate for ages 14+.

Discussion Guide

Episode 1: The March of Freedom
Episode 2: The Fight for Peace
Episode 3: The Power of Love
Episode 4: Us and Them
Episode 5: The Power of Us
Episode 6: The Spirit of Rebellion

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Royal blue background with white 16 in the upper left hand corner. Text beside it, white, reads: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Central image, all white, is a dove with an olive branch in its beak, legs resting on a gavel.

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