The Magic of History

by | Nov 23, 2013 | Writing About History

Last year, I spoke at a TEDx Youth 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. The message applies with equal force to adults and to younger kids. Check it out:

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


© 2013 by David W. Tollen. All rights reserved.

1 Comment

  1. Robert Horowitz

    I really enjoyed that. Even as some-one far removed from being a ‘youth’ I’m inspired to read more history.



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