Why It's Great
"AwesomeStories blends the world’s oldest teaching trick with effective use of the newest information technologies." Another name for this "teaching trick” is storytelling. The brain responds in a very positive way when new information is shared in a story. The memory of this new knowledge is anchored because the process of storytelling convinces the brain that the listener is not just listening but experiencing. The brain follows the story as if the story is happening to the learner.
Because people learn from stories, AwesomeStories, for all topics (including curriculum-based topics), is story-based. All the stories/topics are heavily illustrated, hand-curated, meticulously vetted and sourced - via links - to mostly primary and secondary material, as needed. AwesomeStories uses national archives (American and repositories in countries worldwide) for all of their work. They also rely on places like the Library of Congress, university libraries around the world, museums, an...
Here are just a few resources from AwesomeStories that we think you'll love.