Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Geek out to the history beat!

Music, video, wit, and scholarship combine to bring you three-minute history primers on iconic subjects (aaaand you can dance to it). Via Þæt Eald-Ænglisce Blog (That Old English Blog), I offer you some fabulousity from @historyteacherz.

In reverse chronological order, we have:

It's probably the strongest, musically. (Imagine me saying that with a straight face.) Plus I actually learnt some nifty factoids about the number of colours of the Bayeux Tapestry (which is, of course, not a tapestry but embroidery).

This one's a teeny bit slow, but I'm such a sucker for all those old-time filmic epics that it made me feel quite misty.

I'm particularly fond of how the horsemen in the Beowulf clip jog up and down to beat...

If you like these, there are a zillion more on the historyteachers's YouTube Channel: Cleopatra, Attila the Hun, Theodora, Charlemagne (based on the music of Blondie, The Beatles, Smashmouth, and more).

I am geeking out! And beginning to have notions of a Hild book trailer...

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