Talking with Authors: Dan Jones, Powers and Thrones
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New August 2022! Best-selling author and historian shares insights into the resarch and writing that created this comprehensive, character-driven history of the Middle Ages.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-192**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with an activity having students write a non-fiction story/essay/report on a historic event of importance to them. What insights gained from the interview can help them ask questions in their own interviews of local people and in conveying the impact of the issue on people’s lives?
  • Use the video in a flipped learning activity and have students come to class prepared to share two insights gained by watching the video and two questions they’d like answered through their own or class research.


*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.