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 Cross of Gold Speech by William Jennings Bryant
The Great Migration paintings by Jacob Lawrence
Period 8 1945—1980
Cold War and the 1950s
The 1960s and 1970s
Housewives taking pills to get through the day
Period 9 1980—Present
The War on Drugs in 1987
The War on Drugs in 2017
Contemporary political theory, John Rawls