Teachers Gaga over history on YouTube starts with:
On the video-sharing website YouTube.com, Hawaii residents Amy Burvall and Herb Mahelona are known as the "history teachers." And their lessons, masked as music videos for chart-topping tunes, are quickly gaining views and national attention.
One of their latest videos — "The French Revolution" — is set to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and features Burvall, dressed in period costumes and wigs, singing lines like, "La la liberte," and "Walk, walk scaffold baby."
Here is the video:
It was fun. Kind of a Weird Al teaches history. Currently they have 50 videos at the History Teachers channel. I checked out a few others. They were also fun.
It wouldn't replace real mastery of history from books and instruction, but it could be a fun supplement. And it might be a good way to intice more students to study history.
(Hat tip: AngryVillagers.net)
That was amazing.
How wonderfully creative!
"Give me bread or I'll stab you dead" — this is GREAT stuff! Thanks for introducing me to this amazing resource. I'll be posting about at my blog too...
I'm glad everyone is enjoying the video. It is fun.
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