Sunday, May 27, 2012

SOTW 2, Chapter 39 - England's Greatest Playwright

from A&E's Biography of the Millenium (1999)
Note:  Beginning until 5:24 is about Shakespeare

historyteachers parody of "Shayla" by Blondie

Shakespeare - The History of English (Part 3/10)
from the Open University on YouTube

How to Understand Macbeth in 96 Seconds
from 5 Minute Life Videopedia

SOTW 2, Chapter 38 - England's Greatest Queen

Horrible Histories - The Tudors
from the BBC on YouTube

Elizabeth Becomes Queen
from David Starkey's four-part series, Elizabeth

Elizabeth I
historyteachers parody of "She's Not There" by the Zombies
NOTE:  The lyrics say that after Edward died [Elizabeth I] "had her say."  This was not intended to imply that Elizabeth immediately followed Edward.  The succession was Edward, then Lady Jane Grey, then Mary I, THEN Elizabeth.

SOTW 2, Chapter 37 - The New Universe

Beyond the Big Bang:  Copernicus

historyteachers parody of "Because" by the Beatles

Beyond the Big Bang:  Galileo Galilei

Sunday, May 13, 2012

SOTW 2, Chapter 36 - Reformation and the Counter-Reformation

Unfortunately, I did not find a student-friendly video clip that summarized the Counter Reformation or the Council of Trent.  Leave a web link in the comments if you have one I can add!

SOTW 2, Chapter 35 - The Renaissance

Renaissance Architecture
from Britannica

The Renaissance
The history of the Renaissance as told by artist musician Jeffery Lewis from

The Book that Changed the World
from the History Channel

SOTW 2, Chapter 34 - Martin Luther's New Ideas

The Reformation - a clip
from Phoenix Film and Video

Martin Luther
historyteachers parody of Manic Monday by the Bangles

Henry VIII
historyteachers parody of Money, Money, Money by ABBA

Anne Boleyn
historyteachers parody of Girl by the Beatles

SOTW 2, Chapter 33 - Spain, Portugal, and the New World

Learn about the Explorer Hernando Cortes

SOTW 2, Chapter 32 - The American Kingdoms

The Olmecs
historyteachers parody of September Gurls by the Bangles

Overview of the history of Tenochtitlan, forerunner of Mexico City.

The End of the Incan Empire

SOTW 2, Chapter 31 - Exploring New Worlds

Classic Cartoons - Christopher Columbus

Learn about the Explorer Vasco de Gama

Animaniacs - Magellan Song

SOTW 2, Chapter 30 - India Under the Moghuls

Islamic India:  History of the Mughal Empire
This video doesn't have audio, but I think the maps and graphics are worth noting.

SOTW 2, Chapter 29 - African Kingdoms

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
from Crash Course World History

Mansa Musa
historyteachers's parody of I'll Tumble 4 Ya by Culture Club

SOTW 2, Chapter 28 - The Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal

The Marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella
There are many videos about the role of Ferdinand and Isabella in the Spanish Inquisition, but I've chosen this video because it emphasizes Susan Wise Bauer's key point - the importance of the union between Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon.  This video is a school project, but it's a nicely done, concise explanation.

Age of Discovery:  Spanish and Portuguese Explorations
Clip from Phoenix Film and Video