So with Thanksgiving weekend upon us, and no class next week I thought I'd take the opportunity to publish a blog post that's short and sweet. In fact, it's going to be an animated history video I made a few weeks ago. With my second one coming soon, I thought about my mission for the video project.
Youtube is turning into an amazing educational platform. I spend an embarrassing amount of time learning about things from a dedicated set of professionals on YouTube. There is a small history community, but I feel like they have fallen for the war-focused pitfall that seems to effect a lot of public history. My intent is to take topics from history that are fun, interesting, and engaging, but divert from the well trodden paths of most history content.
With that, here is my pilot video. I am interested in what you all think.