Hey guys, sorry I haven’t been as productive as before. The usual end-of-year wrap ups and such are keeping me extremely busy. It also doesn’t help that I’m creating video lessons again for LearnZillion and I want as much of them done before the break as possible.
However, no fear. A new post will be released this week, where I critique the US History Overview video lessons from Khan Academy.
(Isn’t it pretentious to name a school after a Star Trek supervillain?…oh wait, sorry, my bad 😉
As we here at the Neighborhood sit patiently while Governor Cuomo calls us for an interview, I found this cool series of videos.
In my year teaching ancient history, the BBC has been a veritable lifeline, along with National Geographic, Discovery Channel and PBS. BBC’s History site is particularly instructive, in that it includes games, projects, lessons and dense (REALLY dense) readings on many important aspects of history–mostly from a British perspective, obviously, but it works.
“A Day in the Life…” is a series of short videos about a kid’s point of view through British history. Since Ancient Rome is on the menu to end the year, I’ve included the life of Roman kid in Roman Britain. It isn’t entirely accurate, but it is fun, and cool to share with kids for a laugh.
You can go to BBC History for this and other videos.