Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Videographics - Short Modern History Videos

The Economist is a magazine that I enjoy reading when I have the time to sit down and fully digest an issue. Recently, I was exploring their site and learned that they have a series of videos called videographics. These videographics, available on YouTube, use narrated graphics to explain timely topics like Unrest in the Arab World, A History of Modern Sudan, and the FIFA World Cup.

The Economist Videographics playlist is embedded below.


Applications for Education
These videographics are appropriate for use in high school courses that discuss current events. Some of the videos, such as this one about Kashmir, provide a longer range overview of a topic making them appropriate for use in courses dealing with historical topics.