Storytelling to Improve Literacy - Tony Maccarella

What if storytelling held the key to literacy? Hear the story of an educator who has taught history for almost 40 years and believes passionately that history is the most important subject in any school curriculum—and that storytelling is essential to unlocking the potential in students. How can stories become the foundation of our history classes and therefore a vehicle for teaching reading and writing skills? This teacher tells a story about a flag and how the discovery of its true meaning inspired one educator to rethink his use of historical narratives in class. He hopes his story will inspire you to reconsider the value of knowledge-building through narrative history.