Perhaps you'd like an alternative to videos and worksheets...have you thought of using maps and stories to get students beyond the text?
I created a lesson plan for mapping students through The Watsons Go to Birmingham. It contains experiences in math, science, social studies and English language arts. On my maps portal you can check out map experiences for Plessy v. Ferguson, Their Eyes Were Watching God and more. Perhaps you're studying Mark Twain and want to look into slavery in that era.
As you celebrate history...use a map!