Awesome Stories bridges stories to learning, as a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose since the site was first launched in 1999 is to give context to stories, increasing their power and usefulness in learning.
Awesome Stories turns powerful stories into effective 21st century learning, bridges highly produced and high-interest films to learning, provides meticulously researched primary sourcesand builds critical thinking and collaboration skills. Stories are projected onto whiteboards for whole class use, used in collaborative groups, and by individual students at school and at home. Teachers make lessons come alive and rely on the primary sources to support teaching and students’ independent research with confidence in accuracy and relevance.
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