Teacher Review For Have Fun with History

Short, dated videos on various US history people, places, events

Scott M.
Classroom teacher
American Canyon High School
American Canyon, CA
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My Grades 9, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 1
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have not used this site with students. Based on the videos, they would be OK for review, homework, extension activities.
My Take
Most of the videos are rather dated and not engaging. Any video older than 40 years will not be interesting to students. I think a YouTube search for these topics can easily find more engaging short videos. However, that takes more time than having this curated, copy-right free resource where a teacher can easily find a school-appropriate video about George Washington on Thomas Edison, for example. In conclusion, if teachers are a hurry and need something quickly for flipping the class, homework, or review, this site is OK.