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More Than 500,000 Historical Video Clips by Associated Press on YouTube

Posted on 07/30/2015

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Last week the Associated Press (AP) announced External link opens in new window or tab the publication of more than one million minutes of archival footage on YouTube External link opens in new window or tab. That footage is being published in collaboration with British Movietone External link opens in new window or tab.

Applications for Education

Much of the footage in the AP and British Movietone archives is under two minutes. The short clips could be good as supporting material to add to a reference page for students. In general, students will need the larger historical context in order to appreciate the video clips.

AP Archive is the film and video archive of The AP, one of the largest sources of independent news gathering. With more than 1.7 million stories within the database, covering everything from fashion and lifestyle to sport and the natural world, AP Archive can provide the video footage needed for projects or production. More information can be found on AP Archives How We Work External link opens in new window or tab page.

Source: Free Technology for Teachers External link opens in new window or tab blog post on July 26, 2015