I've been reading a very good book: _Lies My Teacher Told Me_, by James Loewen. Great stuff - and it provides some insight into why I think so many kids think history is boring. Having taught junior and senior high sunday school and helped with youth groups and having teens myself, I have found that teens seem naturally gifted at detecting a phony. Many history books are so concerned with painting things in a nice way and making it seem that history is always "progressing toward further enlightenment" that it becomes just that - phoney and irrelevant. If you are involved in teaching kids in any way - parent, teacher, pastor, whatever - you will enjoy this book. It may be slightly left-leaning at times to some but the truth is still the truth and its a lot better than telling lies to cover the distasteful truths.