"With billions of videos on YouTube at a teacher’s disposal, there are billions of ways a teacher could utilize TED-Ed in the classroom. Here is the story of one teacher, Anna Searcy. Anna has been teaching for nearly 15 years and has been at her current school, Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, since 2002. A classroom project: After studying the American Progressive movement, I wanted my students to explore the notion of current Progressive movements. I asked them, ‘Who are today’s progressives? What are the issues, problems, or controversies today that Americans look to the federal government, or elsewhere, to address? How do Americans want to improve our society?’ My goal was to have students discover that historical movements are not static but, rather, a continuum. The ideal is to find legitimacy in historical study by finding direct links from the past to the present. Additionally, I wanted to give students ownership over their findings, so I left the question open-ended. I was encouraging students to explore the full spectrum of their own passions and beliefs, and I was also allowing students to work as individuals or in partnerships. To address the needs of 89 different students, I needed an environment that allowed for personalization, creativity, and ease of use. Additionally, I wanted my students to defend their arguments and educate their peers, but, in the AP calendar, I had limited time to allow for full presentations."