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OnlineCollege.org is right up our alley when it comes to offering a strictly digital post secondary education. It has a lot of free content which is also right up our alley, but I’m sure I’ll revisit it in the near future.

In the meantime, here’s a list of 12 Incredible Youtube Channels for History Buffs:

  1. Learn History: This YouTube channel provides loads of videos on historical events related to crime and punishment and the American West.
  2. Animated Bayeux Tapestry: Students learning about European history can watch this video which takes the Bayeux Tapestry and brings it to life.
  3. The Day the Music Died: This video can be a great introduction to pop culture in the 50′s and 60′s through the song “American Pie“.
  4. Surviving the Holocaust: Teach students about the impact of the Holocaust by showing them how it impacted this individual.
  5. Oliver Cromwell: Here you’ll find photos and text that tell about the life of Oliver Cromwell.
  6. Elizabeth I: Let students learn about the history of England by watching this video presentation on Elizabeth I.
  7. Computer History: Technology is a big deal these days, and students can learn about where it all started by watching this video.
  8. Gettysburg Reenactment: Bring the American Civil War to life by showing students this reenactment of a battle.
  9. The Assassination of JFK: This famous video is a huge part of American history, and you can let students watch it via YouTube.
  10. Fall of the Berlin Wall: Classes studying modern history can learn about the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall through this news report.
  11. How to Make a Mummy: Created by teachers, this animated video shows how the ancient Egyptians created their mummies.
  12. A Brief History of Mankind: This video sums up the history of mankind in just a few minutes, making it a good intro to history classes.

A pretty solid list, but a bit general… Don’t fret though, they break down their favourite Youtube channels for the more refined history palettes out there. Keep an ear open for those!

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