World History Crash Course & other Amazing Videos

 Updated 7/7/17

 This page is dedicated to interesting videos relating to the course, plus World History Crash Course! This page will be regularly updated with videos on topics relating to the AP program and topics covered in class. IF YOU COME ACROSS AN INTERESTING VIDEO, LET MRS. OSBORN KNOW & IT MAY BE ADDED TO THIS PAGE!


John Green, Best-Selling New York Times Author (The Fault is in Our Stars, Paper Towns) and DFTBA co-initiator, with his brother Hank, have a new channel on Youtube called "Crash Course: World History." It is devoted to teaching World History in a very fun and engaging way through Youtube videos. Very, very good work! 

These videos started after John and his brother Hank began making videos on YouTube as a way of communicating with each other. Every once in a while they would do a video on an education topic. Like, The French Revolution or the 2007 Banking Crisis. YouTube decided in 2011 to start making "Channels" of original content and use some of it's most successful video 'stars' to do the channels. Hence John and Hank's Crash Course Channel.

We will be using many of these videos in class. After successfully completing the weekly Year 1 World History, John began Year 2 World History on July 10, 2014. Some great review material here....


Crash Course World History | Crash Course | Khan Academy (Can comment, post questions, etc. on each episode).

The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1 (PERIOD 1, to 600 BCE)

Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2 (PERIOD 1, to 600 BCE)

Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3 (PERIOD 1, to 600 BCE)

Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4 (PERIOD 1, to 600 BCE)

The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5 (PERIOD 2, 600 BCE - 600 CE)

Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6 (PERIOD 2, 600 BCE - 600 CE)

2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: Crash Course World History #7 (PERIODS 1-2, to 600 CE)

Alexander the Great and the Situation ... the Great? Crash Course World History #8 (PERIOD 2, 600 BCE - 600 CE)

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9 (PERIODS 2-3, 600-1450)

The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or...Which Was It?: Crash Course World History #10 (PERIOD 2, 600 BCE - 600 CE)

Christianity from Judaism to the Constantine: Crash Course World History #11 (PERIOD 2, 600 BCE - 600 CE)

Fall of The Roman the 15th Century: Crash Course World History #12 (PERIOD 2, 600 BCE - 600 CE)

Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13 (PERIOD 3, 600-1450)

The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14 (PERIOD 3, 600-1450)

The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?: Crash Course World History #15 (PERIOD 3, 600-1450)

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16 (PERIOD 3, 600-1450)

Wait For It...The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17 (PERIOD 3, 600-1450)

International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18 (PERIOD 3, 600-1450)

Venice and the Ottoman Empire: Crash Course World History #19 (PERIODS 3-4, 1450-1750)

Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols: Crash Course World History #20 (PERIOD 3, 600-1450)

Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners. Crash Course: World History #21 (PERIODS 3-4, 1450-1750)

The Renaissance #22 (PERIODS 3-4, 1450-1750) - END OF FIRST SEMESTER

BONUS: Brunelleschi & the dome (PERIODS 3-4, 1450-1750)

The Columbian Exchange #23 (PERIOD 4, 1450-1750)

The Atlantic Slave Trade #24 (PERIOD 4, 1450-1750)

Spanish Empire & Runaway Inflation (including Aztec, Maya, Inca; also Chinese inflation & Japan) #25 (PERIOD 4, 1450-1750)

Global Seven Years War #26 (PERIODS 4-5, 1450-1900)

Captain Cook #27 (Australia, NZ, Hawaii, Historical Bias) (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution #28 (plus Enlightenment) (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

French Revolution #29 (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

Haitian Revolution #30 (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

Latin Revolutions #31 (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

Industrial Revolution #32 (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900) 

Capitalism & Socialism #33 (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

Nationalism #34 (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

Imperialism #35 (PERIOD 5, 1750-1900)

World War I #36 (PERIOD 6, 1900-Present)

China Revolutions #37 (PERIOD 6, 1900-Present)

World War II #38 (PERIOD 6, 1900-Present)

Cold War #39 (PERIOD 6, 1900-Present)

Decolonization & Nationalism Triumphant #40 (PERIOD 6, 1900-Present)

Globalization 1 #41 (PERIOD 6, 1900-Present)

Globalization 2 #42 (PERIOD 6, 1900-Present)



#1 - Rethinking Civilization - Crash Course World History 201 (BIG IDEAS ON THE NATURE OF CIVILIZATION)

#2 - Money & Debt: Crash Course World History 202 (BIG IDEAS ON COINAGE, CREDIT, & DEBT - CREATION OF STATES?)

#3 - Disease! Crash Course World History 203 (BIG QUESTION: Are there connections between disease, trade, migration, and war?)

#4 - War & Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204 (BIG QUESTION: I war part of human nature?)

#5 - War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205 (BIG QUESTION: What came first, War or Cities?)

#6 - Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age: Crash Course World History 206 (BIG QUESTION: What was the impact of changes in climate on history?) 

#7 - Humans and Energy: Crash Course World History 207 

#8 - Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History 208

#9 - HOW World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209

#10 - Who Started World War I: Crash Course World History 210

#11 - The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History 211

#12 - The Rise of the West and Historical Methodology: Crash Course World History 212

#13 - Asian Responses to Imperialism: Crash Course World History 213

#14 - The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214

#15 - Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215

#16 - Islam and Politics: Crash Course World History 216

#17 - The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History 217

#18 - Luther and the Protestant Reformation: Crash Course World History 218

#19 - Charles V and the Holy Roman Empire: Crash Course World History 219

#20 - World War II, A War for Resources: Crash Course World History 220

#21 - Congo and Africa's World War: Crash Course World History 221

#22 - Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222

#23 - Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223

#24 - The Vikings! - Crash Course World History 224

#25 - War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225

#26 - Iran's Revolutions: Crash Course World History 226

#27 - Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

#28 - Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228

#29 - Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229


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 9/6/13: Thomas Cole's Course of Empire and The Chinese Dynasty Song from Harvard University - LEARN IT!!!



 9/8/13: TEDxOxbridge: Lessons from Ancient Social Media by Tom Standage & TEDtalks: The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie  



 1/2/14: The History and Future of Everything - Time and 5/12/14, a GREAT APWH Exam Review.



 7/7/17: CAUTION - LANGUAGE, but Bill Wurtz's history vids are brilliant! 



 7/7/17: 100 Years in 10 Minutes. Super video created by students in Germany!


 7/11/17: The DNA Journey. We are all one.


 Where the Hell is Matt?? Check out his videos from 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012  


 AP World History Study Tips created by APWH students!



  SUCCESS IN APWH - "Bobbyfearfactor" Reviews his APWH course & offers suggestions for success in the program. Check out his reactions to his past AP Exam scores on the APWH EXAM REVIEW page.  


VIDEO SERIES: THE WESTERN TRADITION - A video instructional series on Western civilization for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs.

VIDEO SERIES: CONNECTIONS 3 - by my mentor James Burke. This guy (and my Dad) gave me the love of history!

VIDEO SERIES: OUR WORLD'S STORY - We will use companion readings with this online series.

VIDEO SERIES: BRIDGING WORLD HISTORY - Thematic approach to world history; 26 half-hour video programs.

VIDEO SERIES - WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW: Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, Japan 

VIDEO SERIES: ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD - 9-part series on Western Art.

VIDEO SERIES: ART THROUGH TIME: A GLOBAL VIEW - 13-part series on World Art.

VIDEO SERIES: BIG HISTORY PROJECT - Super for understanding the BIG Picture in History.

VIDEO SERIES: IF WALLS COULD TALK: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF THE HOME - Find out the history of the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and living room! A lot of fun (and history)

VIDEO SERIES: THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (for your linguists and anglophiles out there.)

YOU-TUBE CHANNELS: DISCOVERING CHINA, THE RUN LIST CHANNEL, & NTDTV - Interesting You-Tube Channels (IN ENGLISH) with Chinese POV on Chinese history & current events!

YOU-TUBE CHANNEL: CGP Grey explains just about everything!! 

YOU-TUBE CHANNELS: TED: Ideas worth spreading, TEDx Talks - YouTube, TED - YouTube   literally covers EVERYTHING you can imagine.

VIDEO PODCASTS ON HISTORY: The History Faculty & Keith Hughes - YouTube 


WOW! Check out WATCH DOCUMENTARIES & TOP DOCMENTARY FILMS ONLINE - Seems like you can find anything about anything on these sites! 

BEST HISTORY PODCASTS!!!  15 Minute History | A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs  


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