I’ve been itching to crank out the second installment of my mini blog series “I Am a YouTube Homeschool Junkie”. In my last post, I covered all things science. Today’s post will take you back in time to find the perfect YouTube channels to get your History fix!
Well what are we waiting for, let’s get to it!
1.) A subscription to the Educational Videos for Students (Cartoons on Bullying, Leadership & More) channel is your one stop shop for knowledge!
Educational Videos for Students (Cartoons on Bullying, Leadership & More) is a REALLY long name for a YouTube channel! Lol But I personally love it because just like this channel’s name, it comes jam packed with information. If you need a brief overview of a particular individual in history, this channel won’t disappoint. Take this video on 5 amazing facts about Michael Jackson for instance:
2.) Bino and Fino are not only educational, they’re entertaining too!
Bino and Fino, an online series from Nigeria featuring a brother sister duo will leave your kiddos asking for another episode. My only beef with this channel is the episodes aren’t long enough! Their episode when, “Mama Mama”, makes snail soup keeps my kids rollin’! And can I let you in on a little secret? I low key get excited when my kids ask to watch them! 😂 Here’s their episode on the ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu:
Stuck on what to cover for your Renaissance lesson? Have no fear, turn to this YouTube channel and your dilemma will be solved in no time! Their videos are concise, easy to follow and always full of good information.
4.) Tinga Tinga Tales puts the how into the why!
What do I mean by this? Well if you’ve ever wondered why something is the way it is then Tinga Tinga Tales tells you how that something came to be. Think Anansi with a twist. What we especially love about these folklores are their lovable characters. Check out this episode on why bat hangs upside down:
5.) Homeschool Pop gives just the pop you’re looking for! (lol)
If you haven’t noticed by now, I like quick, I like simple and I like to learn. Now if we combine all three of these into one YouTube channel, with Homeschool Pop we have a winner! I liked this video on Davy Crockett as we’ll be studying his life a little later this school year.
6.) Liberty’s Kids makes American History come to life!
Liberty’s Kids gives you the in-depth experience of what life during the Revolutionary War was like for individuals on all sides of the conflict. A reporter for Ben Franklin’s newspaper, a rebel colonist and a young Englishwoman to name a few contribute to a well rounded view to the American Revolution. If you want to know what happened with the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, check out this episode:
7.) To say the Ted-ed YouTube channel is cool is an understatement!
Ted-ed brings intriguing historical phenomena such as the mysterious Terra Cotta Warriors to life. This amazing discovery in the mid 1900s was an archeological gold mine. These stone warriors actually made a trip to my city earlier this year. When I saw them up close and personal they were majestic! Check out this Ted-ed video for more:
8.) Extra Credits will keep you coming back for more!
Extra Credits has so many videos about little known historical events and facts it seems they’re too numerous to count. Ever wonder when it became “all about the Benjamins”? Well, in The History of Paper Money video, you just might find that out and so much more!
9.) Simple History gives you the facts…and fast (at least that’s what they say)!
Pick a time period, any time period, and chances are, the Simple History YouTube channel has it covered. So, whether you’re studying the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World or the evolution of technology, you can find it all here. Take this video about the trebuchet for instance…before I watched this video, I couldn’t even pronounce the word trebuchet!
And last but certainly not least…
10.) Culture Queen gives her own spin on African history!
When I stumbled upon the true story of Queen Nzingha of Angola from the 1600s, I couldn’t get enough. This phenomenal warrior, military strategist, regal monarch and confident diplomat was single handedly responsible for fending off the enslavement of her people against the colonizing Portuguese for nearly forty years! Though I’m sure this Culture Queen video doesn’t quite scratch the surface, you still get an idea of how excellent this mighty woman actually was. Check it out!
Well that’s all folks! But in the meantime, are you the sort of person that history tickles your fancy? Do you have a favorite YouTube Channel dedicated to your passionate pursuit of historical knowledge? If so, share it in the comments!
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Until next time my friends…