Ted-Ed: How Fiction Can Influence Real World Events

Educator Jessica Wise and her cohorts have come up with a compelling Ted-Ed video on how novels throughout history have helped shape real-world events. "Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life? From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, learn how popular fiction can spark public dialogue and shape culture."

A great lesson for readers of all ages!

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