America is facing a reading crisis. We are not meeting students where they are.
You’d never know from reading textbooks how dramatic, exciting, and relevant history is. You’d never know, and neither would students. Most history textbooks are uninspiring; where are the captivating narratives that enliven movies, shows, and video games?
If anything, history has one up on all that because these stories actually happened. So why, if young people crave action and compelling characters, do many report that history is a snooze?
We need better books!
At Midgard, we're reinventing the textbook
Our mission is to help students fall in love with reading and get excited by history
Midgard is launching with six books that cover middle school history content standards and engage students with stimulating, fast-paced storytelling. Our lightweight, visually appealing books encourage student involvement in critical thinking skills—and they are fun to read!
And fun to teach, too! We provide teachers with comprehensive guides for each book including discussion topics, assignments based on individualized learning styles, project-based prompts, and other supportive tools.
It is urgent that we inspire students to read with depth and complexity, and to motivate them to connect with the humanities.
All of our books are written to engage the mind of the student with a narrative structure while also teaching them about the pivotal persons in our history.
The key here is that Midgard keeps the element that makes history and reading enjoyable in the first place: stories.
Civil Discourse and
How to Survive It
American Hero: A Journey through 400 Years of American History
Reading Matters is our blog where parents, educators and students can come to learn about and discuss the power of reading. It’s no secret that we want to inspire a generation of readers. Having a place to openly and honestly discuss the benefits of reading.