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There are quite a number of decent videos documenting the history of the English language, and I’m trying to figure out how to use them in my IB Theory of Knowledge class. Ideas are welcome.

Here are the videos I know about:

The Story Of English is a nine-part television series, and I’ve embedded the entire playlist below:

How did English evolve? is from TED-Ed. I’ve embedded the video below, and you can see the entire lesson here.

Here’s an “oldie” from The British Council:


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‘The History of the English Language’ courtesy of Brighton School of Business and Management.

11 places to visit on a tour of the English language is from The Week.

Where did English come from? is the title of a neat new lesson and video from TED-Ed:

TED-Ed has published this lesson and video. I’m adding it to:

Let me know what I’m missing….