Andrew Meier: Research and Story Development in Writing a Biography
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: New April 2023! Andrew Meier’s book, “Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty” clocks in at over a thousand pages. In this video, Meier discusses his experiences with biographical research and story development. He also offers a couple of tips to make an exceptionally long book a little easier to read.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Telling Stories-Meier**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of a flipped learning activity Have students come ready to class to share one or two insights they gained from the video and one or two questions they’d like to discuss in class.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.