YouTubers are coming up with fun and unusual ways to teach history – here are some of my favourites

Over at my old blogspot, I happily talked about the awesome weirdness of YouTube history videos: as a cure for insomnia and as a Trojan horse hiding behind porny thumbnails.

What I didn’t give YouTube credit for is that many videos provide new and exciting ways to learn about history. It’s an especially great gateway for people who aren’t necessarily interested in watching traditional history documentaries (I’m thinking specifically of my kids!)

I wanted to share three favourite YouTube history series that I’ve recently discovered with you. Don’t worry, while they’re educational, there’s still some awesome weirdness in there.