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Crash Course: European History

History buffs and teachers will love the entertaining and educational videos in this recent addition to the popular Crash Course YouTube channel (last featured in the 08-09-2019 Scout Report). In 50 tightly edited episodes hosted by novelist, vlogger, and podcaster John Green, viewers will learn about the big events, major players, and revolutionary ideas that shaped Europe (and the world) from 1450 to the present. Themes addressed in the series include commerce, cultural and intellectual currents, states and other institutions, identity, social organization, science and technology, and Europe's interactions with the rest of the world. Most videos in the series are less than 15 minutes in length, making them easy to integrate into the context of classroom discussions (or useful as a rainy day binge watch for bored kids on summer break). The videos are cleverly crafted, featuring humorous narration from the host, historical photos, and animations. The description under each video lists relevant sources, so educators can rest assured that the information is accurate. Each episode is numbered, so new viewers can watch them in order or dive into intriguing topics such as witchcraft (Episode 10), 18th century warfare (Episode 20), and decolonization (Episode 43).
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2021-07-16
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2021-06-18 17:04:07
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2021-06-23 14:02:59
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