Best AP US History videos
When my older son was studying for AP US History (APUSH is what kids call it in memes) my younger son would learn with us if the material was interesting. So each day we watched a YouTube video and I spent way, way too much time trying to find good videos about topics on the test.
When I heard my nephew Simon is taking AP US as well I started saving the links my kids really liked. I meant to publish this list for Simon’s birthday. I almost forgot. It was last week.
Happy birthday, Simon! Good luck with AP US History!
And pro-tip from Aunt P: Start with the video about the War of 1812. That’s a good one!
Period 1 1491—1607
Period 2 1607—1754
Period 3 1754—1800
Period 4 1800—1848
Period 5 1844—1877
Period 6 1865—1898
Period 7 1890—1945
The war against the Philippines
The Cross of Gold Speech by William Jennings Bryant
Horrors on the set of The Wizard of Oz
When the Catholic Church ruled Hollywood
Teddy Roosevelt and conservationism
The Great Migration paintings by Jacob Lawrence
Period 8 1945—1980
Political propaganda to support farm aid
Cold War and the 1950s
How to protect yourself in a nuclear war
Second-wave feminism, The Feminine Mystique
The 1960s and 1970s
Frustration with the culture of conformity
Literature from Vietnam, The Things They Carried
Housewives taking pills to get through the day
Period 9 1980—Present
The War on Drugs in 1987
The War on Drugs in 2017
Clinton denying sexual relations
Contemporary political theory, John Rawls
What a great compilation! Thank you. Just came across your blog. Diving in fully!
Today is the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. A good video published today on YouTube by LionHeart FilmWorks titled ‘The 1770 Boston Massacre & Aftermath – 250th Anniversary – from “Legends & Lies: The Patriots” ‘ is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bR9a9Uvkzs .
Also, I have a recommendation for a very good blog on U.S. history. It’s researched and written by Tara Ross who is an author, speaker, and retired lawyer. The link is https://www.taraross.com/blog where can be found posts on The Federalists Papers, American Flag and Americana, Electoral College, George Washington, and the Medal of Honor.
History makes every day special, so we always consider history to be special, and as you have written, there are some videos available about history, I have also seen them. I too am interested in history just like you and I try to live with this today by making a special pan of every day of history. Therefore, children should be interested in history. And if you get this education at home, then it can be a great effort, which you are doing.
Great selection, thanks. I love history and everything connected with it. Recently I was preparing a written work about Teddy Roosevelt and nature conservation. I used the service that I found on this resource https://pickthewriter.com/ Thanks to this, I learned many historical facts previously unknown to me and became even more interested in the period of 1945.