COSMOS Episode 6: Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still (2014) relates our understanding (and subsequent interpretation) of reality to our rather limited perspectives of scale. Neil DeGrasse Tyson reveals reality from a subatomic scale to the entire known universe. He tells the story of evolutionary processes that work on different levels of size and scale. Tyson links the deep relationship the atoms we are made from with their creation from the ashes of stars that exploded before the sun was even formed.
COSMOS Episode 8: Sisters of the Sun (2014) explains the vital role a group of Harvard women had in developing the first star catalog. This is a great episode showing that even in a male-dominated field, women have the same expertise and capabilities as their male counterparts. Because of Annie Jump Cannon (who was also deaf) and Cecilia Payne, we know that stars are made of mostly hydrogen and helium.
The title says it all—this is the journey from where the universe started to how we believe it could end. But this is not a religious creationism story. This story is brought to us by the awesome powers of science, which employs quantified knowledge obtained over hundreds of generations. There are few more qualified than Stephen Hawking to explain this grand journey of how the cosmos started and how it might end. Students just need to sit back and watch. (And fill in the documentary guide!)