Music Videos for History Nerds
What do you get when you combine dedicated history teachers who were probably theater and choir nerds, a kick-ass costume wardrobe, friends willing to learn the violin to cover Dexy's Midnight Runners, and someone with a copy of After Effects? Awesomeness, that's what.
Two teachers in Hawaii have created a slew of videos to teach history lessons set to everything from Justin Timberlake to Depeche Mode. There are 48— FORTY EIGHT—of these suckers. According to them, they might be inspired by 80s songs but, "do desperation and exhaustion count as influences?"
Here are just some of my favorites. It is so hard to choose...