Instructional Video

Write Your Story, Change History

This Write Your Story, Change History instructional video also includes:

Begin your course with an engaging video that inspires viewers to "dream big, work hard, and stay humble," even at a young age. Incorporating a variety of examples from United States history and popular culture, educator Brad Meltzer encourages a diligent work ethic and individual initiative. The video also highlights the importance of chronicling one's efforts and ideas through writing.

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  • Inspirational video
  • Good to use at the beginning of the school year or community service project
  • Includes additional resources on subjects mentioned in the video
  • Opportunity to "flip" the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding, or create a discussion question for an online open forum
  • General information - does not explicitly focus on one historical subject