Sharing our stories can lead to big learning. Storytelling engages and taps into something primal within us all, unleashing our sense of wonder and curiosity and opening a channel for discovery.
Too often, in our culture, we dampen the flame. Edge of Yesterday combines storytelling and creativity to promote creative thinking to make the story their own, intrinsic to the learning process.
Our goal: to encourage curiosity, deepen the drive of discovery and bring greater meaning into learning.
Can a teen girl with a cell phone, a dream, and a passion to learn everything become a modern-day da Vinci? Let her story inspire engage, and encourage children of all ages to dream big, learn smart, and follow their dreams!
What if time was not a straight march forward? Could we disrupt our own histories, Back to the Future-style? Or does imagination have its own power for paradox?
Our brains are wired for narrative. So can stories inspire deeper learning for life?
Stories are clues to how we experience life. Teens, especially, give stories the power to shape and reshape their identities. They tap into a deep universal need for understanding and meaning.
- What is Edge of Yesterday?
Edge of Yesterday is a play and learn platform for middle school and above. Charley Morton is a STEM-smart girl who has learned how to time travel. She needs to find answers from the past to work with her friends to craft a better future than the one the adults of today have left her. Hop into the adventure by reading the Edge of Yesterday books, or finding Charley's adventure and activities online.
- How does it work?
The story and web platform invite readers to join Charley's problem solving team and develop the knowledge and skills to navigate home, taking a deep dive into history and geography, along with detours in scientific exploration to spark learning in the process.
- What do I need to get started?
Your imagination, a smart device, and a bit of time. The opportunities are endless to start in on your own journey through time.
Leonardo's curiosity drove him to learn about anatomy and art, geology and geography, art and architecture. Here's how to harness your own curiosity to find the genius in you!
All time travelers can learn what it takes to survive the journey by visiting these sections of the web site:
- Start the Journey
- Discover New Worlds
- Learn Like Leonardo — Home of learning about everything
- Meet History's Superheroes — Charley's interviews with people throughout time who have contributed uniquely to history
- Dream Your Own Adventure — inspiring stories from young people
- Make the Story Yours — curated submissions from teen creators
- Dear Charley — advice from the experts with a teen perspective
Teens can engage in games and activities here. We also welcome teens to check on advice on life from Charley & Co. now and then with Dear Charley.
Finally, we invite teens to share original stories, poems, music, drawings, and videos in the Story section of the website. These will be curated and posted on a safe and secure teen-friendly platform.
Educators and parents can access a Teachers' Guide to Edge of Yesterday, and background on the facts and fiction of time travel, and the science behind it.
More content will come online as the adventure series expands with new people, times, and places.
Check out the story at EOY Media: www.EOYMedia.com and read the first chapter of Edge of Yesterday for free! Then check out our news and events page for updates on publication.
- Who created Edge of Yesterday?
Edge of Yesterday is the first interactive read and learn engagement platform from EOY Media. Founded by Robin Stevens Payes, EOY Media is a storytelling company building new learning and play platforms for 21st century teens, educators and parents. Robin, who specializes in education and science writing and social marketing, is proud to have successfully raised three kids through their teens—and lived to tell the tale.
- How is Edge of Yesterday educational?
Through novels, interactive Web platform, games, EdgeMakers projects, and a host of new media under development, Edge of Yesterday aims to inspire and entertain. Through the lens of storytelling, the adventurers of tomorrow can try out the skills—academic, personal and social—and develop the passion to foresee and consciously create their own tomorrow.
* Book and app coming soon.
- Is this a series?
Edge of Yesterday is the first of a series. Visit Charley's Superheroes of History to catch a glimpse of coming adventures.
- When will other books from the Edge of Yesterday series be released?
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