Monday, May 12, 2014

Making History Fun

Tim Grove is the Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. and a Messiah College graduate.  His new book, A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History, chronicles some of the adventures he has had bringing American history to the public.

Over at the History News Network, Grove suggests five ways to make history fun.  I have listed them below, but please go to HNN and read the details.  Or better yet, buy a copy of his book!

1.  Share your sources.  Ask your audience questions and get them looking at the evidence.

2.  Make a personal connection

3.  Introduce the unexpected

4.  Never forget people stories

5.  Find ways to convey your joy.