Need some video content for your social studies or history class? Then you need to check out TurnHere!
TurnHere is "an Internet video destination which chronicles different neighborhoods and places across the country with short (2-4 min) video tours of historical sites, cultural neighborhoods, history, and people." These films can be viewed on your computer, or even downloaded onto your iPod (video podcast!).
There are a wide variety of TurnHere films that can be used in an educational context in the classroom:
- How about including a short film on Miami's Little Havana in your discussion of Castro, the Cold War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis?
- Or why not include this fantastic tour of Concord, the town where the Shot Heard 'round the World sparked the American Revolution?
- Take a virtual field trip and explore one of the multicultural neighborhoods in Mission District (San Francisco), Koreatown (Los Angeles), the Pilsen neighborhood (Chicago), the Shaw District (Washington D.C.), or the surfing haven of Oceanside, California.
- You can even travel to NY, NY and learn all about peanut butter (and even catch a glimpse of Elvis)!
Turn Here Video Links