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The Magic of History – See the Video

A little while ago, I spoke at a TEDx conference — to an audience of smart, motivated high school students. My topic was the magic of history. I told the students many of my favorite short stories from past times. I wanted to reveal history’s endless well of fun, excitement, and humor, and to explain how reading history might enrich the kids’ lives. I think the message here is valuable for both teachers and students. Here’s the video:

(Don’t be confused by the name “David Carthage” on the screen. It’s a former pen name.)

You’ve gotta love the still photo YouTube chose as the “cover” image, in its electronic wisdom. Looks like I’m about to sneeze.


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