To date, John and Hank Green have put together over 130 YouTube videos. Most of them are under 12 minutes in length and cover a wide range of subjects related to world history, literature, U.S. history, chemistry, ecology and biology. Although Crash Course is clearly targeting a student demographic, adults will find that they have much to learn from these two self-proclaimed “nerdfighters.”
Mr. Betts Class
This is a hilarious and informative YouTube channel that covers all-things social studies. Want to hear George Washington facts put to the tune of Lorde’s hot single, “Royals?” How about a Miley Cyrus parody about the 13 colonies? No problem, Mr. Betts has you covered.
Viewers can expect a new video every Thursday, so check back often!
In addition to teaching US History and AP Government for the past 15 years, Keith Hughs is the host of HipHughs History, a YouTube channel jam-packed with educational “shorts” designed for students and lifelong learners. Videos primarily focus on U.S. history and politics, but span across world history and general interest.
US National Archives
While the folks at National Archives do lack a sense of humor, they make up for it with an impressive collection of lectures, historical videos, and exclusive, inside-the-vault tours of the National Archives.
While we find ourselves questioning the “historicity” of some of their content—Pawn Stars, Swamp People, Ice Road Truckers, anyone?—the History Channel is still unimpeachable when it comes to making historical documentaries. Click here to view the History Channel’s official YouTube collection.