Social science
The videos in the Social Science category present stunning educational content on history, geography, sociology, psychology, ecology, etc. Find out what the world would be like if some things had gone differently. Study historical documents stored in the National Archives, educate you in the geography of different countries and continents, sociology and psychology with the help of the best teachers and researchers on the Best YouTube Social Science Channels!

1. CrashCourse

7,726,975 subscribers
Tons of awesome courses on one awesome channel! Nicole Sweeney teaches you sociology, Carrie Anne Philbin teaches you computer science, Craig Benzine teaches film history, and Mike Rugnetta is teaching mythology! Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.

2. TED Ed

6,653,543 subscribers
Without TED-Ed this list would be incomplete. TED-Ed channel provides some amazing educational video content to use in your social studies class. Most videos are short five minute long animations covering a plethora of topics from language to history.

3. NowThis World

1,812,192 subscribers
TestTube probes deep into topics making the news and provides explanatory and challenging commentaries on these topics. For instance, with the latest outbreak of Panama Papers scandal, TestTube News has this excellent video explaining what Panama Papers are all about.

4. Khan Academy

3,987,754 subscribers
Our mission to provide a world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

5. Alternate HistoryHub

1,468,645 subscribers
An entire channel dedicated to the 'What If?". Using knowledge of geography, population and other historical facts I predict what could have happened had things gone differently in history. Learn about how the world would be different if, the Axis won World War II, if America lost the Revolution, or if Reagan was never president. I do pop culture videos which explored the worlds of Fallout and the Purge. Learn controversial topics such as if Christianity never existed and many other subjects.

6. Geography Now

969,429 subscribers
Hey, geographeeps! Welcome to Geography Now! This is the first and only Youtube Channel that actively attempts to cover profiles in every single country of the world. We are going to do them alphabetically so be patient if you are waiting for one that's down the road

7. AP Archive

540,891 subscribers
AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press, one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. View AP Archive’s videos via this channel – the collection offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1895. AP Archive also offers curated playlists, promotes cherry-picked content and features a daily 'Editor’s Pick', which highlights the most important stories of the day.

8. National Archives Channel

60,139 subscribers
This wonderful channel includes everything from preservation of historical documents, to the inner workings of the National Archives building, and even includes some pretty great lectures!

9. Hip Hughes

195,440 subscribers
The most important events in History explained by HipHughes, YouTube EDU Guru & TV Talking Head (History Channel/American Hero Network). HipHughes History is a series of upbeat, personable and educational lectures designed for students and lifelong learners. Videos primarily focus on US History and Politics but span across World History and general interest. Videos are perfect for Social Studies flippers, desperate crammers and the crayon the internets. So sit back and enjoy the antics of HipHughes as he melds multimodality into a learning experience. And always remember, "Where attention goes, energy flows".

10. Mr. Beat

27,316 subscribers
This channel is for lovers of history. Mr. Beat is a history teacher who specializes in making history more engaging and easier to understand through music and Ken Burns-style videos for the 21st century. He has written songs about all of the Presidents and has created music videos for all of them. His most popular series chronicles every Presidential election in American history. His latest series is called Supreme Court Briefs.

11. HistoryTeachers

71,086 subscribers
The History Teachers uses modern songs, and “tweak” them ever so slightly to tell the story of a historical event. The videos are engaging, funny, and informative.

12. That Was History

10,592 subscribers
That Was History is your destination for historical content delivered in a fun, informative, educational manner. Our various series include This Day In History, History Rewrite (Alternate History), History Deja Vu, and "top lists" to rank events from history. If you enjoy daily history facts, current events, politics, and topic comparison then That Was History is the channel for you. Check back often for the best in history edutainment!