Interested in working in some new video clips into your lesson plans? We have the perfect resource to share with you.

The Smithsonian Channel is a favorite video resource for many educators.

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When you're kicking off a new lesson on a period of history, sometimes you want to get students thinking creatively. Have them ask themselves, “What if this event never occurred?” or “What if this individual was never born?” These Smithsonian videos are a perfect way to prompt students to ask deeper questions about a historical event or period.

Watch the video above to discover how you can search for videos on either the Smithsonian Channel website, or YouTube. One of our subject matter experts, Monica Burns, will walk you through the basics to ensure you take all the key points away with you.

Where To Find Video Clips to Hook Students, Option 2Interested in more resources for your students? Take a look at this on-demand training session for teachers:

Create Engaging, Technology Rich Lesson Plans with an Amazing Free Site. Would you like to have access to thousands of tools and resources that could make your job easier and help you create engaging learning experiences for students? Explore PBS LearningMedia, a free website that provides teachers and students with access to over 100,000 videos, images, interactives, and lesson plans for every grade level and subject area. Matt will share tips and suggestions on how you can use the PBS LearningMedia resources and tools to create engaging and technology rich lesson plans.

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About Our “Video Clips” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.