YouTube is a fantastic resource for schools to teach content and for students to learn content. For pretty much any topic you can think of, someone has made a video explaining it (which I greatly appreciate when I have had to replace parts in my clothes dryer three times in the last few years). The same thing is true for social studies. YouTube hosts thousands of educational videos on history, politics, geography, and more. Some are created by talented teachers sharing their classroom creations with the world, while others are made by companies, museums, and more.
Recently I had the chance to curate a list of YouTube channels for a social studies inservice I was leading. Hip Hughes History - Educator Keith Hughes covers US History, politics, World History, and more. Mr. Tom for America - Educator Tom Richey provides history lectures for AP US History and AP European History. OER Commons. The Monticello Classroom | Teaching Resources about Thomas Jefferson & Monticello.
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