AwesomeStories Transforms Teaching & Learning
Integrate the Sizzle of Stories & the Rigor of Evidence
Media-Infused, Curriculum-Aligned Stories & Lessons
Spark Engagement & Boost Student Achievement

  • “I believe that AwesomeStories offers something that isn't found in any other educational Web site. Not only are there lessons with links to all supportive information, but also the approach of each lesson is novel and multidisciplinary. It really models the types of lessons that should be offered daily in every school across the nation.”
    Rachel Bhattacharyya, El Paso ISD, El Paso, TX

  • AwesomeStories delivers lessons in a student friendly format. Students love stories about others and themselves in every day and fantasy situations. The lessons and resources are a big plus for me as a teacher so I can show my administration, colleagues, and parents the academic relevance of the assignments. Keep up the excellent service!”
    Bonnie Patterson, Texas City ISD, Texas City, Texas

  • “In the new era of Common Core Standards, when schools are expecting students and teachers to dig deeper into content and inquiry learning, AwesomeStories is a perfect curriculum resource - engaging, well researched, and just flat out fun to read.”
    John Norton, Librarian, Creator/editor of a middle grades website, North Carolina

  • “As a teacher of the history of the 21st Century Awesome Stories provided a plethora of ideas and resources for my classes. We do not have a textbook that offers as much pertinent information. I like being able to adapt the stories and resources to meet the needs of our courses. ”
    Cindy Aznoe, Montana

  • “I can't believe how fast and easy it is to use StoryMaker! I research the AwesomeStories free archive right from the app, write my story, enter links, note sources, and presto ‐ I've created a multimedia story complete with beautiful images, videos and reliable citations ready for publication for learners and teachers around the world as well as my own students.”
    Kay Teehan, NBCT, Media Specialist, Polk County Public Schools.

  • “Impressive depth and breadth to stories - stories reach across multiple genres and the primary sources and additional information allows students to study the topic and/or theme in greater detail.”
    Emily Trono, Teacher

  • “The interdisciplinary approach is impressive. The shear amount of information and the applicability across genres and subjects is "awesome"!”
    Jay Kirgis, Texarkana Arkansas School District, Texarkana, TX

  • AwesomeStories create an opportunity for students to understand: "History is the compilation of mankind's life story from generation to generation. This process of discovery helps the students think about how their life stories will affect history for the next generation."”
    Betty Williams, Teacher/counselor, Nettleton School District , Nettleton, MS.

  • AwesomeStories provides information I didn't even know I really wanted! I sometimes have gone through the information presented for a story, then all the links, and then want to tell everyone who will listen to me about how cool it is...”

    Nancy Miller, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas.

  • “Unbelievable resource for teachers, both LA and content-areas. If you want to build background knowledge and have total engagement, put AWESOME STORIES in the lesson plans!”
    Edna Sherrell, Phoenix Academy Sarasota County Schools, Florida

  • “Teaching reading to middle school students in the 21st century requires more than print materials. AwesomeStories is at your fingertips giving life to the printed page.”
    Deb Lynch, Oxford Public Schools, Oxford, Connecticut

  • “High interest stories using 21st century literacy tools to motivate readers to ...want....more.”
    Linda Bohrer, Grantham Village School, Grantham, NH

  • “Teaching kindergarteners stories can be challenging because of the potential language barrier. AwesomeStories helps me to bring the world to my students.”
    Susan Wagener, Lee County School District, Ft Myers, FL

  • “I am so impressed by the website that is envisioning what teaching and learning will look like in the future. The site is at the forefront of educational practices and continues to grow to make all students and teachers digital readers. ”
    Analee Taylor, Curriculum Specialist, Cornelius Elementary, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, NC

  • “I have been an AwesomeStories subscriber and have shared this site with many teachers. I think it brings lessons to life in ways that students find very appealing and in ways that capture their attention. It is so in tune with the way students are wired in this generation of digital natives!”
    Pat Bailey, Department Chair of World Languages, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County, GA

  • “Weaving primary source material into my student's learning is my secret weapon. Everyone loves a good story and when I can incorporate it into my teaching- it is the 'hook' that keeps them wanting to go further and investigate more. When did a student ever finish a chapter in their textbook and ask, "Can I have more, please"?”
    Mary Ann Riendeau, Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, MA

A Few of 4422 Stories That Matter Now

Did Slaves Build the White House?

Slaves helped to build the White House which upset First Lady Abigail Adams....Read more

The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity

When thinking about character education, we'd do well to examine the life of...Read more

Alaska Purchase and the Klondike Gold Rush

On August 16, 1896 prospectors find gold in Alaska. The Trump fortune got its...Read more


Tectonic plates come together to create "faults," or cracks in the earth's crust,...Read more

English Longbow and the Battle of Crecy

Edward III and his troops using the English longbow change warfare at the Battle...Read more


Pompeii's citizens do not understand that a disaster is about to engulf their...Read more

Plane in the Hudson River - Flight 1549

"Sully," starring Tom Hanks, depicts a miracle instead of a disaster when all...Read more

America Attacked:  9/11

Four coordinated attacks via four separate airplanes devastate America's sense...Read more

Deepwater Horizon:  Disaster in the Gulf

On April 20, 2010, "Deepwater Horizon" explodes, killing 11, then sinks, two...Read more

Henry David Thoreau - At Walden Pond

After revising his work seven times, Thoreau publishes Walden on August 9, 1854....Read more

Ancient Olympics

When and where did the Olympic Games begin? During the Archaic Period in ancient...Read more

Why Use AwesomeStories?

Based on research, expert opinions and the author's years of experience, this...Read more

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity - Explained

Einstein's general theory of relativity resulted from a thought experiment leading...Read more

Guiteau and the Assassination of President Garfield

Charles Guiteau is a deranged individual when he shoots President Garfield on...Read more

Cite Right

"Cite Right" provides tips on how to properly credit sources and creators of...Read more

The Research Process

When it seems like research-and-writing is too overwhelming, don't despair!...Read more

At a Glance - Games, Animations & Sample Topics

Awesome Stories is like an online treasure hunt. This guide helps you to find...Read more

What is AwesomeStories?

A 1-minute intro to AwesomeStories and its helpful tools: CurriculumMakerTM,...Read more

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