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  • Peabody's Improbable History: The Great Wall of China

    great wall of china
    chinese history
    world history
    Mr. Peabody and Sherman travel to the year 214 BC on the borderline of China and Mongolia. They visit Louie to tell him to build the Great Wall of China to block out the Mongols from visiting.

  • Peabody's Improbable History: Surrender of Cornwallis

    surrender of cornwallis
    the american revolution
    american history
    Peabody and Sherman visit America near the end of the Revolutionary War. They find out that Cornwallis cannot surrender because he lost his sword, so they help him find it. This is a comical take on the events that transpired on October 19, 1781, when British General Charles Cornwallis formally surrendered 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia. Cornwallis' surrender brought the American Revolution to a close.

  • Peabody's Improbable History: Edgar Allan Poe

    edgar allan poe
    writers
    english
    Peabody introduces Sherman to American writer, Edgar Allen Poe, who is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and macabre. They find Poe writing happy stories and try to scare him in order to spark his thinking in the horror genre.

  • Peabody's Improbable History: Ludwig Von Beethoven

    ludwig van beethoven
    composers
    Peabody introduces Sherman to German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. When they learn that Beethoven has given up on composing music and has moved on to cooking, they try to spark his inspiration by putting him in situations that relate to his symphonies. Beethoven was a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music and remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.

  • Peabody's Improbable History: Goldilocks

    goldilocks and the three bears
    fairy tales
    english
    This clip tells the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks goes into the woods and ends up getting lost. She follows a trail of footprints, which leads her to the house of the Bears.