In the reading my interest was peaked when it was mentioned “that video games help promote literacy because they offer complicated, interactive narratives that game players have learn how to navigate” (77) . However, just like many of my classmates have mentioned, I want to talk about something that applies to various demographics and is very educational. So, of course in continuation of showing off my funny internet knowledge I would like to discuss an educational history video that is useful to most ages. “history of japan”, yes the video title is all lower case, this video uses comedy, music, bright colors, and most importantly comedy to teach us the accurate history of Japan.
If you’re a teen or an adult when you first watch this you are left pretty baffled since the narrator does talk fairly fast though you can’t help but have a smile on your face. Though if a kid watched this video they would probably just be laughing and not realizing that hidden between the funny music and images that an actual history lesson is being told. The replay value of the video is astonishing I watched this so many times I was able to recite most of the video unconsciously. Now imagine a kid memorizing just the musical parts of this video with their friends they would know a lot of random facts about japan. The video has actually made itself relevant again because I’m going to be using this video for my modern East Asia class. Below I have provide a link to the video.
Lastly, I know what you’re thinking you’ve read this article, you’ve watched this video and now you know all about japan now what do you do? Luckily for us the same creator made a sequel called” history of the entire world, i guess”.
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Ball, Cheryl E., Sheppard, Jennifer, and Arola, Kristin L. Writer/Designer.