The Silk Road and Ancient Trade:in a nutshell In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to the West.
What connects Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam? A brief look at religious cultures. It is crucial that Journalists understand the culture, traditions and sensitivities that surround these religions.
In which John Green teaches you about the fall of the Roman Empire, which happened considerably later than you may have been told. While the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarians in 476 CE, the Byzantines in Constantinople continued the Eastern Empire nicely, calling themselves Romans for a further 1000 years. Find out what Justinian and the r...
This YouTube channel is from the Vlogbrothers, (John and Hank Green) John is currently going through world history, and Hank is going through biology. It is more geared to high schoolers, but I have enjoyed following it and have learned some good things.
This video "Why Study History?" would be great to show students towards the beginning of the year to promote their excitement to learn history. This could spark great critical discussions of why it is important to study history and understand the world around us.
Crash Course - The Atlantic Slave Trade -- In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own other people based on skin color.