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Present at the Creation

Present at the Creation


A compilation of stories from National Public Radio's fascinating "Morning Edition" about the creation of new and extraordinary objects, films, and artwork that have shaped and that continue to shape American popular culture. Explore everything from the hamburger, to Scrabble, to Gumby, to "A Streetcar Named Desire." There is also a menu's worth of resources for learning to think critically and creatively about the skills that it takes to imagine and make something innovative.

National Public Radio

• Audio • Pictures and/or Illustrations • Biographical Information


• High School Middle School

Christine Willig