Tuesday, December 21, 2010
James Burke's Connections on YouTube
For those of you who have never partaken of these amazing, swirling journeys through time and space, welcome to James Burke's Connections! Almost magically, Burke weaves a story about the history of science that traverses the globe and spans the millenia. To top it off, Burke sports some of the hippest threads of the late 1970s in the first season and also tends to jump into the frame in an unexpected and often wryly humorous fashion.
Although I think the episodes are difficult to place within a single, high school, World History lesson, they may serve as tools for historical thinking or as extracurricular activities.
This is the James Burke Connections YouTube Channel, and here's a brief intro to the series. Also, this is another portal to a full set of YouTubed episodes for all three seasons. They will surely be a treat if you've never seen them before!