YouTube is probably the most popular social networking tool currently being utilized in history classrooms across the country. The vast majority of them are simply put, horrible. They reflect very little understanding of the medium by the student as well as their teachers. In my view it’s the clearest example of what is wrong with the way history teachers utilize social media in the classroom. While there has clearly been a push to embrace these tools over the past few years, many teachers have not thought enough about how they enhance students’ understanding of the past as well as the analytical skills involved. Once in a while, however, a video stands out. In this case two students offer a visual representation of the Seven Days Battles accompanied by a little ballad. It’s clever and fun.