Athenian Democracy and Civic Engagement

Around 3,000 years ago, the ancient Athenian government transitioned from the “rule of a few” to the “rule of many”, and democracy was born.

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe, the first native American to achieve Olympic gold medal glory – he also played pro football, basketball AND baseball

The Negro League Baseball

This is the story of how African American baseball players overcame racial segregation to claim the national pastime of Baseball as their own.

Ida B Wells: Journalist and Activist

Exposing the horrors of racism in the American South wasn’t easy, but investigative journalist Ida B. Wells made it her mission.

History Isn’t Dead

Perhaps now, more than ever, our history is a vital and very present part of the world around us.

So it’s hugely important that young people feel a part of that conversation and can see themselves reflected in our shared past.

Untold is a free collection of short, compelling, history videos and animations designed to engage new audiences in a new conversation and

  • shine a light on the stories that don’t always make it into the classroom
  • and question what we think we know about those that do.

Not everything worth knowing exists inside the cover of our history textbooks. Untold is here to fill in the gaps and bring new stories to life.

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FAQs

Who's Behind Untold?

Untold is a project of the Driving Force Institute for Public Engagement. It is produced and distributed by Makematic with USC Center for Engagement-Driven Global Education

Can I use Untold videos in my classroom?

Yes, absolutely. Untold videos are freely available for personal use, sharing on non-commercial blogs and social media, and for use by individual teachers in the classroom.

Please read our Usage Policy for more details.

Can I use Untold videos for Commercial purposes?

Commercial use of Untold videos requires a license.

Commercial uses might include

  • Distribution on TV or via an app
  • Subscription-Based Educational services
  • Library services
  • Inclusion in eBooks or other digital products
  • School or District wide distribution
  • Other uses by for-profit entities

To enquire about Commercial use or if you are unsure about whether you need a license, please read our Usage Policy and contact [email protected]

Can I use your videos on my blog or in a personal project?

Yes, we’d love you to. The easiest way to do that is use the embed code on our YouTube channel

You can use our videos under a Creative Commons license, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) which means you can use and share them by following a few requirements.

With a Little Help From Our Friends

Untold works with a growing list of museums, foundations and historical societies. These partners bring expertise, unique insights, amazing source materials and funding. And they are share our passion for using video to engage young audiences in history.

To learn more about partnering with Untold, please get into touch via email to [email protected]