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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Crash Course: How and Why We Read

I'm not sure if any of you have seen John Green's Crash Course:World History on YouTube, but seriously, you need to. I actually discovered this nifty (and obscenely addictive) series this year when a student told me Green reminded her of me lecturing, except with a lot more bells and whistles. (Because Henry VIII puppet shows and stick figure doodles aren't high tech, I guess).

Here's a couple of my favorites episodes:

1. The Mongols (Cue the Mongol montage!)

2. The Columbian Exchange (Butterflies on llamas=hilarious!)

And as of this week, there's a new series on English Literature, kicking off with a pretty great episode on why we all read. (Because it's awesome, that's why).

So without further ado, I bring you John Green with "How & Why We Read..."



L.G.Smith said...

I've seen a couple of John Green's videos where he does exchanges with his brother, but I hadn't heard of this history series. MUST check it out. And I loved that last one on the reader experience. So true about symbolism and how it benefits the reader whether intended or not. That's art!

Julie Dao said...

I've never seen any of these videos! Bookmarking later for interesting viewing :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love John Green's books, but I have never seen these videos. Thank you, thank you, thank you!