August 30, 2012 by

Stories Change You and Change History

“Novels have helped shape the minds of thought leaders across history,” and thus, have shaped the actual course of history. If Darwin’s theories were shaped by the heroic novels he read and loved, “Can Hunger Games lead us to think about capitalism in a new way?” This video investigates the power of fiction to shape real world events. With great power comes great responsibility, young readers! Be sure to bookmark TED-Ed’s suite of thought-provoking videos and lessons. Hat-tip to Tina Barseghian at KQED’s Mind/Shift for bringing this video to our attention.