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Make Your Own History

I ran across this video, which is a TED talk given by the author Brad Meltzer, on the Mindshift blog originally.  It is an inspirational speech that every young person should watch.  Meltzer outlines the three pieces of advice that he gives his own children:  dream big, work hard, and stay humble.  He gives various examples of famous figures who accomplished great achievements when they were relatively young, and reminds us all that it is the normal Clark Kents of the world who make all of the difference.

In addition to watching the video, you can also access the “flipped” version on TEDEd, which offers some multiple choice and open ended questions to go along with the speech.  (You will need to register before you can access this.)

Here is the link to the video in case the embedded version cannot be viewed:  http://youtu.be/9LR7Vb6mqts

For more inspirational videos for students, be sure to check out my Pinterest board.

3 thoughts on “Make Your Own History”

  1. Your message is very powerful. I am going to share this with my second graders. Loved it!

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