Teachers, homeschoolers, and history buffs now have an online resource full of American History streaming videos, activities, links and resources.
About Have Fun with History
There are as many ways to have fun with American History as there are ways to learn it. History and how we view it is ever-changing.
The history videos on HFwH are no exception. Any form of recorded history reflects the time it was written or filmed as much as it does the time period it attempts to capture. But that's OK, because we get more bang for our history buck - we can learn about both time periods.
So if you play the video Far Speaking, you see a goofy, yet informative presentation on the life of the telephone & long distance from a 1935 perspective.
All videos are free to watch. Selections range from the 1895 Edison experimental talking movie to educational films from the 1950s. Other entries include classic, history-themed television dramas, modern well-made documentaries. The latter is an example of a film which is not based on a historical subject, but rather is history itself. It reflects, in a very tangible way, the era of the Great Depression.
Online activities & games give us another way to connect with historical subjects. We've collected links to a number of well-crafted, history-based games to engage minds of all ages in addition to those being created by HaveFunWithHistory.com.
History, Education and Having Fun with History
Hollywood movies and even well-meaning doctrinarians often "get it wrong." That's OK too for we should let every American history resource challenge us to investigate further.
So, find a history topic which interests you and click on a link!
Movies available on this site have been drawn fromin public domain sources in the United States. No infringement is inteneded. If you are aware of any infringment, please contact us immediatly.
Most videos are hosted on our servers while some are hosted from a 3rd party. From time to time HFwH will also offer externally hosted movies from sites like HULU. These movies contain short commerical interruptions and are launched in a new viewing window. Simply close the new window when you're finished viewing.
Problems Watching Movies
If you are having trouble watch movies on this site, make sure you have the latest browser version and the lastest Flash Player (Flash Player 10).
Site graphics and activitites on this site are copyrighted by the author (C. Grahl) and should not be used without permission. All movies on this site are believed to have been taken from resources in the Public Domain or are used with permission. If you believe otherwise, contact HFwH immediately. Although videos have been drawn from the Public Domain, many have been edited by HFWH for use on the site. If you wish to use a video you find on HFWH, contact us and we'll point you to the source we obtained them from.