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Dig Deep! How to Find Facts and Reliable Sources

The past is what happened. History is the stories we choose to tell about the past. Now more than ever, new stories with varying perspectives are being discovered and shared. Sarah shows kids how to find facts and assess online sources to tell the best stories they can.

Sarah Albee

45 Minute Program

 

$300


With a focus on her most recent book (Accidental Archaeologists), Sarah discusses how writers choose a topic, and then delves into her research process, which often takes an “unconventional” turn, given the unusual slant on history that her books focus on. To demonstrate how stories from the past may be told from many different perspectives, she discusses how writers use not just primary and secondary sources, but also the archaeological record, and helps kids grapple with the question: How do we know what we know about the past? Young writers will also learn how a professional author faces many of the same revision challenges they do, and Sarah gives tips for improving a piece of writing and creating clear, interesting prose.

About the Author

Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction books for kids ages 6 to 14. Recent and forthcoming titles include Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries; North America: A Foldout Graphic History; Dog Days of History; and POISON: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines.

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