Category: TED-Ed Lessons

History vs…: a TED-Ed Lesson playlist

“History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created,” wrote William Morris. To learn how 7 notorious leaders are remembered by history, watch the TED-Ed Lessons below: 1. History vs. Richard [...]

A brief history of African-American social dance (in TED-Ed GIFs)

This is the Bop. The Bop is a type of social dance. Dance is a language, and social dance is an expression that emerges from a community. Below, Camille A. Brown offers a brief history of African-American social dance. A [...]

Black History Month: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture classroom resources

“I, too, am America,” wrote Langston Hughes in 1927. Like James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and August Wilson, Hughes was one of the great American writers of the 20th century. At the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons about American power, politics and protests

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress,” said Frederick Douglass in 1857. “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and [...]

Rhetoric 101: The art of persuasive speech

How do you get what you want, using just your words? Aristotle set out to answer exactly that question over 2,000 years ago with a treatise on rhetoric. Below, Camille A. Langston describes the fundamentals of deliberative rhetoric and shares [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym

Happy New Year from TED-Ed! If you resolved to exercise more this year, then you’ll love this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. Behold, 5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym: 1. Why sitting is [...]

The top 10 most popular TED-Ed Original animated videos from 2016

TED-Ed Originals are short, award-winning animated videos about ideas. Three times a week, you can watch a brand new TED-Ed Original designed to spark your curiosity. Ready to catch up on the latest riddles? In a binge-watching mood? Start with [...]