Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Documentaries

Yesterday was YouTube's 5th birthday! And in that short timeframe, YouTube has built up a following of two BILLION views a day. You can visit npr.org to read that story. One point taken from the popularity of YouTube, is that we are increasingly interested in VIEWING. If a picture is worth a 1000 words, what is a video worth?

I found this most wonderful site of documentaries, BBC World Service. Who knew that the respected BBC maintained an archive of documentaries! The subjects range from the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane, to an appraisal of Thomas Jefferson, to the anatomy of a car crash, police atrocities, Bernie Madoff, Beatles in the USSR, the financial crash, GW Bush, a child sold into prostitution at age 9, and on and on. Go to YouTube for fun, and go to BBC for information.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Very cool! I can see a lot of teachers being able to use this in their classes.