Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

How to Understand Power, a TED-Ed civics video for all ages

Watch more with these video collections:

Every day, we move and operate within systems of power that other people have constructed. But we’re often uncomfortable talking about power. Why? Eric Liu describes the six sources of power and explains how understanding them is key to being an effective citizen.

From writer, educator, and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu and TED Ed, this is How to Understand Power: where it comes from, how it’s exercised, and what you can do to be more powerful in public life.

what happens when someone gets too much power?
the power of crowds
Next: I Will Be A Hummingbird, a story from Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Balance (1989), an Academy Award-winning stop-motion short

Rion Nakaya

How do you rescue good ideas from the Valley of Death?

Rion Nakaya

What is intersectionality?

Rion Nakaya

Ella Baker, The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Rion Nakaya

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry, animated

Rion Nakaya

The U.S. Capitol, a virtual field trip

Rion Nakaya

Shirley Chisholm, the First Black Congresswoman

Rion Nakaya

Being 10 in 2020, a kid-driven episode of Self-Evident: A PBS American Portrait Miniseries

Rion Nakaya

How to Write Fiction That Comes Alive

Rion Nakaya