Showing posts with label Crash Course World History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crash Course World History. Show all posts

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Crash Course on the Effects of Railroad Development

The latest installment to Crash Course World History is all about the effects of the development of railroads during the industrial revolution. The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution isn't about the building of railroads. In the video John Green covers how rail travel led to changes in where people lived, where they vacationed, and how they interacted with each other. A short lesson on the origin of Greenwich Mean Time is included too.

To bring the lesson into a current context, Green also does a nice job of making comparisons between the effects of the development of railroads and the effects of the development of the Internet.


For more resources on railroads, check out Living With Railroads.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Crash Course World History 201

Last year John Green produced a Crash Course on world history. Recently, Green launched Crash Course World History 201. The new course is intended to go into more depth on some topics and fill in the gaps of the previous course. As Green states in the introduction below, the videos are not intended to prep students for the AP exam, they're intended to make students think about world history.