Daily Archives: September 16, 2014

Videos for the Classroom: Disease! from CrashCourse World History

I know that it’s been quite a while since I post anything on here anymore.  Let’s just say the multi-headed hydra of life keeps ensnaring me, allowing less and less time to devote to the Neighborhood.

This year, with a lot of the bulk of lessons and materials already developed, it’s important to get back on the horse and do what I do best: pontificate on history and education…and possibly say something intelligent in the process.

It’s baby steps, though, getting back into things, so let’s start (or re-start) with a recent favorite of mine.  Crash Course World History by John Green–the author of The Fault in our Stars among other works–has been an interesting and entertaining series of web videos condensing the large ideas of history into manageable chunks with just enough insight to keep high school students engaged.  I’ve attached a recent episode on Disease for your enjoyment.

Don’t worry: more substantive posts will be coming soon.

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