Archive for month: February, 2017

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 [...]

10 TED classroom resources about race in America

Teachers often use TED Talks in the classroom to introduce a lesson topic or to frame a student discussion. Below are 10 TED Talks about race in America — curated by TED-Ed upon educator request — that teachers may find useful [...]