Literature 49: Adventures in Writing with Brad Meltzer

New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer LOVES a good adventure.  And, that’s all his most recent book was until he ran across some key information while doing research.  See how he turned that into his latest thriller: a nonfiction page turner about a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.  Plus, we learn more about how his kids keep him humble despite his literary and television success.  And, why this mantra – Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay Humble – is so important to the Meltzer family.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 299: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Taped Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how taped interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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