Now that I am teaching literature as well, I have started exploring the wealth of resources available to enhance that curriculum both for myself and for my students. As I mentioned earlier, I found the Crash Course videos by John Greene and intend on using How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1 at the beginning of the year next year, as a way of introducing my thoughts and expectations, as well as introducing a new (current) author to students. Also by John and Hank Green, I like to show The 5 Worst Typos in History to emphasize why it is important that students check their work carefully before turning it in and why that one letter or one word can make a difference.
Another way that YouTube videos help me is by allowing me to introduce my students to current popular music in France. Below are two of my students’ favorite videos from the year.