Crash Courses in History

BirdFlyingHigh (@birdflyinghigh) 9 years, 10 months ago

Hey HEthens! If you’re like me, occasionally you like to take a break from wasting time on the internet (checking facebook for the 5th time in an hour, mindlessly starting arguments with people you disagree with on reddit, learning all about how to make some weird craft out of some weirder but common item) and like to feel like you are learning something.

I came across this series of videos on youtube, called the Crash Course World History series. Each video is around 10 minutes long, and in 42 videos they cover the span of the known (Western-centric) view of history.

Here’s the first one, on the agricultural revolution:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yocja_N5s1I&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9&feature=plcp

I’m a total history nerd, especially when it comes so easily bite-sized and manageable (and in pretty graphics).

My favorite piece of info gleaned from this one:
Some anthropologists posit that humans moved towards an agricultural model of society to increase grain production, so they could make more alcohol. WHISKEY GUIDES FATE ONCE MORE!

November 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm
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