Tag «asia»

The Fuzzy Origins of the Giant Panda

Thanks to LEGO.com and the LEGO Store—presenting the LEGO Ideas Tree House—for their support of PBS. The mountain forests of China are the last home of a very peculiar bear indeed: the giant panda. It’s one of the most recognizable mammals in the world, with its distinctive black-and-white coat and its adorably round physique. And …

The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History #26

The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History #26

Hi, my name is John Green, This is Crash Course World History. Oh my gosh! Today we’re going to talk about war. Ah! Explosions everywhere! So, traditionally, historians are pretty keen on wars, because they feature clearly delineated beginnings, and middles, and ends, and because they always have a fair bit of death and drama …

The History of North Korea

The History of North Korea

We’re constantly hearing threats from Kim Jong-Un’s North Korean government, but what’s behind all of that? Let’s find out. This is the modern history of North Korea. The Korean empire ruled the entire Korean peninsula until 1910, that’s when the more powerful Japanese army took control through a treaty. When Japan was defeated to end …

WW2 – OverSimplified (Part 1)

This video was made possible by Skillshare. Churchill was a man with many talents. He was an artist, a butterfly enthusiast, and he had an unpublished manuscript about aliens. Clearly he was a man with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Maybe he could have loaded up his computer, and logged on to Skillshare. An online …

What are Continents?

What are Continents?

How many continents are there? If you grew up in the English-Speaking world you might think that the answer is obvious: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. But not everyone count continents the same way. The usual deffiniton, that they’re large land masses separated from others by oceans is fine, until you actually start …