History is one of those subjects that just never clicked for me. I love learning about the different times and the culture back then, but I was never really fascinated with it enough to remember it. Although that has improved some since homeschooling my own children, but I still usually leave it to my husband.
However, when he’s not around or we want to learn more about a time period or historical event, we often turn to movies or YouTube for videos. My husband either watches the videos beforehand or sits with them while they watch together so he can monitor them.
What I love about the videos, is that they feel like they’re getting “screen time” but really they are just learning. We have found some really cute and fun videos for history. In fact, there are a TON of them if you just type in “history for kids” on YouTube.
So in an effort to make it easier for everyone, I divided them up. Today I’m sharing videos on YouTube all about Ancient times, the Middle Ages, and Modern History. Kids will learn about Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Mayan culture, Castles, the Wright Brothers, the Berlin Wall, and much, much more!
Teach kids that history doesn’t have to be boring by using YouTube videos to inspire them to learn more! They might just start to fall in love with history too!
NOTE: YouTube can be a wonderful tool when used correctly. We encourage parents to review channels first before your child views it. We do not make any claims to know what is appropriate for your child(ren), that is totally your call. Please review these channels to make sure they align with your homeschooling goals and values.
Ancient History YouTube Videos
Ancient Egypt for Kids | Homeschool Pop
Ancient Greece for Kids | Homeschool Pop
Ancient Egypt for Kids | EdYouToo
The Persians and Greeks | Crash Course
Ancient Rome for Kids | Homeschool Pop
Exploring Maya Civilization for Kids | Free School
Ancient Mayan Facts for Kids | KidsKonnect
Ancient Greece – 5 Things You Should Know | Smile and Learn
History of the Roman Colosseum for Kids | Free School
The Roman Empire – 5 Things You Should Know | Smile and Learn
Historia Civilis – This channel focuses on Ancient Greece and Rome and is very kid-friendly. This channel would be great for all ages.
Medieval History Videos
Castles for Kids – Medieval History for Kids | Free School
The Middle Ages for kids – Five things you should know | Smile and Learn
History For Kids: The Medieval Ages | Happy Learning English
Medieval Europe: Crash Course European History #1 | Crash Course
Medieval Knights | A Kid Explains History
Becoming a Medieval Knight | Simple History
Adventure into the Renaissance | Smile and Learn
The Middle Ages in 3 1/2 minutes | Margreet de Heer
You might also enjoy: 45 Movies & Shows for Kids Based on History
Modern History Videos
Western History for Kids, Part 2 – renaissance & early modern | Sanger Academy
Fun Facts about the Wright Brothers | Free School
A Kid Explains the Berlin Wall | A Kid Explains History
A Kid Explains Sitting Bull | A Kid Explains History
The Space Race for Kids | A Kid Explains History
Women’s Right to Vote | A Kid Explains History
Industrial Revolution | Happy Learning English
Modern Thought and Culture in 1900 | Crash Course
The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution | Crash Course
Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution | Crash Course
If video streaming is your thing, check out these other subject-related posts for videos and YouTube Channels:
Educational Movies & Shows for Individual Subjects:
- 29 Educational Science Movies & Shows for Kids
- 45 Movies & Shows for Kids Based on History
- 20 Educational Geography Shows & Movies for Kids
- 28 Kid-Friendly Shows & Movies All About Engineering
- 13 Movies & Shows for Kids All About Mathematics
- 10 YouTube Geography Channels Kids Will Love
- YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers
Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.
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