Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course

What island was home to the second free, independent nation in the Americas, which saw the most successful slave revolts ever, and became the first modern nation be be governed by people of African descent? A video on the Haitian Revolutions provides viewers with a brief overview of the events that earned Haiti a reputation of a country that stood up for the weak.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video frequently to permit viewers to clarify understanding and ask questions
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a playlist on world history
  • The narrator frequently references concepts discussed in the previous episode on the French Revolution 
Pros

  • The format of briefly mentioning events encourages viewers to identify topics that they want to research in greater depth
Cons

  • None
Common Core