You-Tube Channels for Teachers

Hip Hop History

Using hip hop to explain history, Emcee Hero-D has an amazing resource for teachers!  Not only does he use informative and upbeat lyrics, but he adds images which will engage your students. This is a great source for middle through college students or just someone wanting to learn more about history. 

Click here to visit Hip Hop History. You don’t want to miss this!

Hip Hughes

Keith Hughes with over 15 years of teaching US History and AP government, has created a YouTube channel which explains hundreds of important events in history. Areas covered include:

  • US History
  • Government
  • Politics
  • World History
  • General Interest

Mr. Beat

Every Friday subscribers will receive a ew video from Mr. Beat. He is a social studies teacher who understands how to make history engaging snd entertaining. His videos include songs about each of the presidents, elections, and the judicial system.

Khan Academy

This well-known free, world-wide resource is available in various languages.  Videos are available in several areas:

  • Math 
  • Science and Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Economics ad Finance
  • Test prep
  • Computing
  • Economics and Finance


Looking for literature, poetry, science, or math–check out Shmoop. They aim to provide “fun, rigorous, relevant, and engaging” material. There is a channel for paid school subscriptions that includes complete courses, a virtual classroom, guides, etc. There are also free and entertaining videos available on their YouTube channel.


The title is misleading. Yes there are science shows, but much more. Watching a few videos will explain why more than 5 million people follow this channel. Their site describes their weekly schedule:

  • Sundays – Learn about the amazing topics we can’t quite make a stand-alone show about in SciShow List Show!
  • Mondays – Tune in for a short Dose about our weird world.
  • Tuesdays – Find answers to our most asked Quick Questions.
  • Wednesdays – Hank or Michael dives deep into a long-form Infusion episode, or an unscripted talk show or quiz show with a guest!
  • Thursday – Another new dose about the wonders of the world.
  • Fridays – Learn the latest in science News.
  • Saturdays – Get your quick questions answered!

Go directly to the channel here.

SciShow Kids

This sister channel of SciShow is geared for younger learners. With new shows twice a week and over 300 archived shows, this resource has hours of video for younger students. Here is a sample of some of the topics.

  • Why do we sweat?
  • Real-life robots
  • Why is fire hot?
  • What is a tornado?
  • What happens if we swallow gum
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Animal Hide and Seek
  • Endangered Animals
  • Animals with Winter Coats
  • Magnets

Click here to be redirected to SciShow

The Spangler Effect

This is hosted by Steve Spangler who is an Emmy winning science instructor. Steve has even been featured on the Ellen show!  He has a way to make science fun and promote STEM-based activities. There are more than 75 experiments to engage viewers. 

Steve has multiple channels.


Easy English Grammar

These interactive and cartoon based lessons are designed to help students prepare for the ACT or SAT. It includes free teacher lesson plans and links to their blog site.

There are approximately 100 videos 

click here for the Easy English Grammar site

Looking for quick resources to engage your students? Check out the Day in History resources.

Each day is based on an event which occurred that day in history, but each resource is completely stand alone and appropriate for any day of the year.  Check out the monthly bundles–the best value. Each resource contains comprehension questions using the main idea, vocabulary, inferences, organizational patterns, and summarizing. If you use multiple passages you can track trends in the work of your students. Each passage appears in three levels–the first passage is a 9-10 grade level, the middle passage is approximately an 8th grade level and the third passage is a 6-7 grade level. Using the provided chart, you can collect data about strengths and areas of concern for your students.

For example, the January Bundle contains the following titles:

  • Ellis Island/Immigration
  • King Tut
  • Isaac Newton
  • Amelia Earhart
  • State of the Union
  • Joan of Arc
  • Egyptian Pyramids
  • Charles Darwin
  • The Pentagon
  • Prohibition
  • Doomsday Clock
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Tokyo Rose
  • CIA
  • Poll Tax
  • Winston Churchill
  • Winter Olympics
  • Dewey Defeats Truman
  • Smithsonian
  • Wright Brothers
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Marshall Plan
  • Ratification Day
  • The Concorde
  • The Eiffel Tower

Each title is sold individually for $3.00 each or the January Bundle is $36.75.

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