At about this time last year John Green launched Crash Course World History. That video series now contains 42 short video lessons on World History.
Today, John Green launched a new Crash Course series. This one is all about U.S. History. The first video in the Crash Course U.S. History series is now up on YouTube. I’ve embedded it below. The series starts before Europeans arrived in North America.
Applications for Education
The fast pace of the Crash Course
videos makes them better suited to being reviews or introductions to
topics rather than a replacement for lectures and documentary videos. Green definitely puts a bit of his own bias into some of the videos. You may want to discuss that with your students. Green also occasionally makes some remarks that border on PG-13 so keep that in mind before playing the videos in front of a classroom of middle school students.