I’m not sure if any of you have seen John Green’s Crash Course:World History on YouTube, but seriously, you need to. I actually discovered this nifty (and obscenely addictive) series this year when a student told me Green reminded her of me lecturing, except with a lot more bells and whistles. (Because Henry VIII puppet shows and stick figure doodles aren’t high tech, I guess).

Here’s a couple of my favorites episodes:

1. The Mongols (Cue the Mongol montage!)

2. The Columbian Exchange (Butterflies on llamas=hilarious!)

And as of this week, there’s a new series on English Literature, kicking off with a pretty great episode on why we all read. (Because it’s awesome, that’s why).

So without further ado, I bring you John Green with “How & Why We Read…”