Looking for some good social studies YouTube channels to use in your instruction? The collection below has you covered. It features channels that offers educational video content covering major areas of social studies including economics, history, geography, civics, as well as sociology. I invite you to check them out and share with us on our social media websites if you have other suggestions to add to the list.
CrashCourse is an amazing educational YouTube channels that offers educational video content covering a wide range of topics from biology to history. Content is created for students and teachers and you can use it in class to boost classroom learning and enhance comprehension. Some of its social studies playlists include US Government and Politics, Psychology, Economics, Intellectual Property, Sociology, Geography, Public Health, Outbreak Science, Linguistics, and more.
2. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is another great YouTube channel for studies studies and beyond. It offers educational video content specifically designed to help students take their learning to the next level. Some of its social studies playlists include: American Civics, The Postwar Era (1945-1980), Rise to World Power, The Civil War Era, World History, Earth Geological and Climatic History, Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, Income and expenditure, Inflation, Basic Economics Concepts, The Monetary System, and many more.
3. National Geography
You can’t go wrong with National Geographic, one of the best YouTube channels that helps students explore and learn about our planet and beyond. Drawing on the expertise of wodlx -class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo brings you unique educational content ideal for use with students in class. Topics covered include Cosmos, animals, oceans, world geography, solar system, science, and many more.
Real Life Lore is another interesting social studies YouTube Channel. It offers short informative videos covering numerous social studies topics including:history, demography, geography, aviation, space, ocean, natural disasters, and more. It also features video answers to various challenging questions included in playlists such as Insane Plans, Unsolved Mysteries, Extreme Survival Stories, Real Life Game of Thrones, weird Stories, Bad Geography Issues, Danger Demography, among others.
5. TED Ed
I am a big fan of TED Ed and TED and I have been recommending their work to teachers and parents almost since its launch around 2012. TED Ed features videos created by teachers and students and illustrated by professional artists tacking different topics and learning issues.
You can also create your own TED Ed style videos to share with your students. TED Ed YouTube channel is home to hundreds of educational video content ideal for use in social studies classes. I have already curated some of this video content into several lists including TED Ed riddles, TED Ed Greek Mythology, TED Ed Science videos, TED Ed videos on critical thinking, and TED Ed videos on language learning.
6- Mr.Beat’s Social Studies Channel
This social studies channel is created by a teacher called Mr.Beat in which he provides a wide variety of video content related to social studies. He makes engaging educational videos and uses music in almost all of his videos. ‘He has written songs about all of the Presidents and has created music videos for all of them.’
5- Geography Now
Geography Now offers educational video content on world geography.The goal of the channel is to “cover profiles on every single country of the world” which is such an amazing to achieve. Playlists cover the geography of countries in Europe, Africa, East and south Asia, Central and Western Asia, South America, North and Central America, and Oceania.
6. NowThis World
NowThis World features topical explainers covering issues from all around the world. The channel explores current stories in international news, highlight powerful countries and ideologies, covers news on influential leaders and ongoing global conflicts.
7- Alternate HistoryHub
How about you like at history form al alternate perspective asking the question what if things took a different course, for instance, what if World War II did not take place, what if America lost the Revolution, what if Reagan was never president, and so forth. Alternate History Hub features educational what if videos to engage students in debating historical topics from a critically different perspective.