Saturday, January 08, 2011

History music videos

Teachers Gaga over history on YouTube starts with:

On the video-sharing website, 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:


Luke Holzmann said...

That was amazing.


Cindy said...

How wonderfully creative!

Jill O. Miles said...

"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...

Henry Cate said...

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the video. It is fun.