Learning History to the Tune of Lady Gaga

Two extremely clever history teachers from Honolulu transform pop songs like Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" into video lessons about European aristocrats.


While Lady Gaga may be temporarily silent on Twitter, "Bad Romance" is being given new life, thanks to a couple of extremely creative history teachers from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Their YouTube channel features dozens of history lessons to the tune of pop songs. Besides a lesson on the French Revolution (see above for the refrain: "I need my bread/Bread, bread, bread/Off with her head."), the clever duo is also responsible for a lesson on Mary, Queen of Scots to the tune of Jennifer Lopez's "Jenny from the Block."


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