Last year TED-Ed started publishing a series of video lessons titled Why Should You Read…? Each lesson is about a classic work of literature that many of us have read and have made our students read. When making our students read those classics we’ve all been asked, “why do we have to read this?” This TED-Ed series attempts to address that question by explaining the historical significance of classic works.
The latest lesson added to TED-Ed’s Why Should You Read…? series is Why Should You Read Hamlet? With this lesson the list of Why Should You Read…? lessons is up to eleven titles. All of the videos from those lessons are embedded below.