History and Storytelling

by bxrtley

I figured out why I sucked in Honors History and AP Government & Economics in high school. The story behind it all was deeply wedged between old century dates, political structures, confusing battle names and esoteric geographic locations. So was Lord of the Rings, but the storyteller of those classroom textbooks sucked. Although my teachers tried to make it  relevant, all I could hear was Charlie Brown’s teacher talking “Wah, Wha-Wha” for 90 minutes. But now I realize I just might’ve been born to sift through data and find the patterns and threads that make characters come alive.