A few weeks ago at supper my husband made a Michael Jackson joke at the dinner table (I'll spare you the details). My children, who are not very knowledgeable of popular culture (especially that of their parents' generation), did not get it. So we had a Michael Jackson lesson--who he was and is (with some discussion of how he got to be that way)--and then we marched over to the computer for some audio-visual aids. We spent at least half an hour watching Michael Jackson videos from "ABC" on Ed Sullivan to "Thriller" to "Billie Jean" (including that famous moonwalk on the Grammy Awards) to "Man in the Mirror." As we watched the "Man in the Mirror" video we identified the various historical events that are pictured in the video.
What would we do without YouTube? We have frequently used it in this way, not only for recreation but for education. It's a vast and rich resource, and it's FREE!
One suggestion: if you have not used YouTube before and decide to give it a try, avoid the comment section. You can do so by simply not scrolling down. The comments are not moderated and can sometimes be profane.
In case you want to walk down memory lane (or give your children a 20th century history lesson), here's that "Man in the Mirror" video--one of MJ's best songs, I think.