Writing History

You’ve heard the adage “History is written by the winners.” Reading through the social history of the US only confirms that according to the dicotomy eastablished by that old saying, youth are history’s losers. Fortunately for history students today that isn’t true, and with a little digging you can learn a lot from young people in the past.

I think researching the ways young people have changed society throughout history is a complicated, but not impossible thing. What do you think?

— This is Adam Fletcher’s blog originally posted at http://www.YoungerWorld.org. For more see http://www.bicyclingfish.com

Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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