Monday, January 16, 2017

History & Geography: Fun Homeschool Video Day


Here are my go-to videos for History & Geography in Homeschool. Some days we use them to make a productive day even more productive, by having a "working lunch." Other days we use them to make a down day - like a sick day - productive at all.

Unfortunately, on Youtube the commercials aren't targeted to the audience, and sometimes very inappropriate things are shown. Which means that there are times that I've had a h0rr0r film ad (or other junk I'd rather not see) pop up right before a preschool video with puppets. For this reason, and because I like to be sure that junk in general isn't coming into our school day while I'm folding laundry, I save the videos to a desk top folder for convenience.  And, if a favorite video is "taken down," we still have it. It's also nice if the internet crashes while we're doing school : )

I like this site for saving my videos - it's free and I've never had any trouble from it.  (ETA: as of Oct 2017, I discovered a problem in this site, and no longer recommend it without reservation - use it at your own risk)

If you like this, check out others in this series:
Video Day: Science 
Video Day: English
Video Day: Math



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So - here are our favorite History & Geography fun videos (other subjects, God Willing, coming soon!):

 Tour the States

 

Tour the World

U.S.A. National Anthem

With Lyrics, First & Last Verses

 

List of the Presidents of US with good info about each

 

 

Cyprus National Anthem 

With Lyrics in Greek & English

Timeline Song

History of the World

Continents and Oceans Song

 

European Rivers Song

  Geography Songs, Classical Coversations

With Missy Wilson

 

Also, check out my post on fun Homeschool Science Videos

Science Fun Homeschool Video Day 

 

 

8 comments:

  1. These look great! Pinning so we can watch them soon!

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  2. These are awesome! I especially like the Touring the World video. Thanks for sharing.
    The Messy Bun Mama

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  3. We LOVE tour the states! We'll have to check some more of these out. Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays! Pinned (to a few boards).

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  4. Great videos! I love your idea to save them in a folder. That saves so much time, and allows you to screen them in advance :) Thanks for sharing this helpful post at Together on Tuesdays!

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  5. Thanks for these great resources! As an elementary school teacher, I may be able to use some of them in my classroom. And as a world traveler myself, I especially enjoyed the Tour the World video. But a part near the beginning bothered me. Tigers don't live in Africa!!

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    1. Thanks for a most informative comment! Despite having spent some time in Africa myself, I had no idea! (I'm not the most visually observant person, unlike my daughter ; )

      Hope you enjoy these videos for your classroom - great to have you visit! : )

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  6. Thanks for these resources and the great tip about saving them to your desktop to avoid inappropriate commercials. I didn't know you could do that! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week.
    Tina

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