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Videos: Find Social Studies Videos

Find educational videos to use for your class or project, or create your own videos.

Films for Action

Next Vista for Learning

Next Vista For Learning provides a library of free videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere.  Throughout the school year Next Vista hosts video creation contests for students and teachers.


"Gooru’s mission is to honor the human right to education. We are dedicated to engaging a community of teachers, developers, and supporters to unleash personalized learning with technology to educate all the students of the world."

Smithsonian Natural History Museum YouTube Channel

The Smithsonian has many channels on YouTube. This one is for the Natural History Museum, where you will find playlists about the museum, its exhibits, and short lessons based on the work of the museum.

That Was History

"That Was History is an educational, history channel featuring videos about our world's history. We discuss topics from a range of categories including Military History, World History, US History, Political History, Entertainment History and more. Join the That Was History community right now and start getting your daily history update, today…"

Have Fun With History

History in a minute! These videos only take a minute or two to watch. It's a great way to start having FUN with history! 

PBS Video

PBS Video is a great place to find high quality documentaries on many different topics.  Most of the videos on PBS Video can be embedded into your blog or website.

Hip Hughes History

"HipHughes History is a series of upbeat, personable and educational lectures designed for students and lifelong learners. Videos primarily focus on US History and Politics but span across World History and general interest. So sit back and enjoy the antics of HipHughes as he melds multimodality into a learning experience."


Timelines TV features six eras in US and European history with short videos about people and events.  The six timelines available are A History of Britain, The American West, Medicine Through Time, American Voices, The Edwardians, and Nazi Germany.

US National Archives on YouTube

The US National Archives YouTube channel offers a mixture of videos that include everything from old propaganda films to lectures from historians to short lessons about items in the National Archives.

History for Music Lovers

"Music videos we made to make teaching history more fun."