In addition to being a great resource for any Graphic Design teacher, this video on the history of typography sheds some fascinating light on the rich history behind type. At first, I was a bit confused as to why this video, which takes a sort of In Plain English approach, wouldn't just save themselves the trouble of cutting out all of these little letters and instead do a digital version. On further consideration, however, this really is a typographer's video. This attention to detail and care is a process that is so.... typographic; its literally the perfect project for someone who pays extra attention to dotting their 'i's and crossing their 't's.
...and it makes a nice little virtual extra mother's day gift for my type-obsessed wife. Happy mother's day!