A close friend of mine is taking a history class and is really getting into it. He was recently studying the Romanovs and he found a great documentary about their lives. It is amazing the way that this documentary recreates the characters and the time and events. Yet, what struck me the most was that it is all in Russian. You may wonder then how non-Russian speakers or more specifically we (as Americans) who are so linguistically limited, can understand it. Well, the video has a feature to have subtitles in various languages, which you can select. I think that this is a way example of how technology can take learning into amazing levels.
Great documentary, I highly recommend it!