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 [...]

Should every kid learn to love computer science?

The short answer is yes. Here’s why. In the Lego Movie, the protagonists are “master builders” — enlightened blockheads with a superior understanding of how the tiny pieces of their plastic world fit together. This special knowledge allows our mini [...]

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 [...]

Apply to attend TED-Ed Weekend 2017!

You asked; we listened: TED-ED WEEKEND WILL RETURN! So, mark your calendars for JUNE 17, 2017 — and apply now. ​For those of you who haven’t heard, TED-Ed Weekend (TEW)​ is designed to bring the voices of TED-Ed Club Members [...]

5 practical ways to keep your creative resolutions

The Oxford English Dictionary defines creativity as “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.” How will you exercise your creativity this year? To keep your creative resolutions, try these 5 process-oriented tips: 1. Choose a goal [...]