Here's my list of my top choices for YouTube videos.
Crash Course by Hank and John Green is absolutely one of my favorites. On this channel, "John Green teaches you US History and Hank Green teaches you Chemistry. Check out the playlists for past courses in World History, Biology, Literature, and Ecology." They are SO SMART and super engaging. I love how fast moving they go and the quirky nature of it all. Here's one of my favorites:
Thug Notes examines classic literature with an urban flair. I will caution that sometimes the language is a little rough- but I'd be comfortable in most areas using it in high school. Definitely in college. From their channel: "Yo, what's good? Thug Notes is yo main hookup for classical literature summary and analysis. Maybe you've read the Cliffs Notes. Maybe you even read the book. But you ain't know sh*t until you watched the Thug Notes, homie." What I really appreciate about these videos is the quality analysis at the end! He really does look at themes and motifs which is really important! Here's my favorite:
Flocabulary has videos about lots of different topics. To get the whole library you have to have a paid subscription to their website, but they do offer quite a bit for free on YouTube. They describe their website as being, "an online library of songs, videos and activities for grades K-12. Hundreds of thousands of teachers use Flocabulary to supplement their instruction and engage students. Our team of artists and educators is not only committed to raising test scores, but also to fostering a love of learning in every child." I enjoyed this one:
Here are some individual videos that I have used with success in the classroom, or plan on using soon!
What videos do you love? Check out my post about the videos: "Pigeon:Impossible" and "The Passenger."
Thanks for reading!