The Lifelong Advantage of Curiosity
with David McCullough
Offered in partnership with The New York Public Library
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Wright Brothers as a starting point, this Master Class will explore how best to encourage a lifelong passion for asking questions and seeking answers about the past. Any teacher with an interest in history can be nominated, but preference will be given to primary and middle school teachers.

David McCullough is a master of the art of narrative history. He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, twice winner of the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. He is the author, most recently, of The Wright Brothers, which has been #1 on The New York Times bestseller list, while his John Adams remains one of the most widely read American biographies of all time. His other books include 1776, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Path between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback, Brave Companions, and Truman. He has been an editor, teacher, lecturer, and familiar presence on public television — as host of Smithsonian World, The American Experience, and narrator of numerous documentaries including Ken Burns’s The Civil War. He is also one of the few private citizens to speak before a joint session of Congress.