Friday, September 12, 2014

HOW World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209

In which John Green teaches you about World War I and how it got started. Crash Course doesn’t usually talk much about dates, but the way that things unfolded in July and August of 1914 are kind of important to understanding the Great War. You’ll learn about Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilo Pincep, the Black Hand, and why the Serbian nationalists wanted to kill the poor Archduke. You’ll also learn who mobilized first and who exactly started the war. Sort of. Actually there’s no good answer to who started the war, but we give it a shot anyway.

Monday, September 8, 2014

youve-got-your-love-online:

"MR. GREEN! MR. GREEN!"

I basically watch Crash Course for Me From The Past. MFTP wears some COOL T-shirts!

MFTP Appreciation - I

jossieposie:

While viewing a PowerPoint on Early Civilizations and almost falling asleep during the supporting videos…I clicked on salvation in the form of #crashcourse World History and @johngreenwritesbooks talking about #Mesopotamia. I never expected the money I gave to Crash Course would benefit my own education. #nerdfighter #vlogbrothers

jossieposie:

While viewing a PowerPoint on Early Civilizations and almost falling asleep during the supporting videos…I clicked on salvation in the form of #crashcourse World History and @johngreenwritesbooks talking about #Mesopotamia. I never expected the money I gave to Crash Course would benefit my own education. #nerdfighter #vlogbrothers

Friday, September 5, 2014

Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History #208

In which John Green teaches you a little bit about drought, which is a natural weather phenomenon, and famine, which is almost always the result of human activity. Throughout human history, when food shortages strike humanity, there was food around. There was just a failure to connect those people with the food that would keep them alive. There are a lot of reasons that food distribution breaks down, and John is going to teach you about them in the context of the late-19th century famines that struck British India.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

femmetaur:

oh look im alone in my room at 11 at night again. what to do??

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Studying History isn’t really about providing answers, it’s about providing context. John Green in Crash Course World History 201: Rethinking Civilization (via storywonker)
Friday, August 22, 2014
chasityshepherd:

Today, in history, we watched crash course and I couldn’t have been any happier. fishingboatproceeds

chasityshepherd:

Today, in history, we watched crash course and I couldn’t have been any happier. fishingboatproceeds

Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206

In which John Green teaches you about the Little Ice Age. The Little Ice Age was a period of global cooling that occurred from the 13th to the 19th centuries. This cooling was likely caused by a number of factors, including unusual solar activity and volcanic eruptions. The Little Ice Age greatly impacted human social orders, especially during the 17th century. When the climate changed, and weather became unpredictable, the world changed profoundly. Poor harvests led to hunger, which led to even less productivity, which even resulted in violent upheaval in a lot of places. All this from a little change in the temperature? Definitely.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

hazelsoxygen:

I was having a pretty bad day but then we watched a crash course video in world history

My teacher kept referring to John as the “floating history guy”