History teaching resources on essay writing

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Causes of the English Civil War
A detailed card sort with teaching notes including suggestions  … read more
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KS3 | Cause and consequence | Essay writing | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period | The English Civil War
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Card sort and assessment: Was America right to drop the atomic bomb?
This activity scaffolds an extended answer to the enquiry question  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Essay writing | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 04/04/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Second World War
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How far was Edward VI threatened by the Kett rebellion?
A complete lesson with a fun picture starter, full details of  … read more
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KS5 | Essay writing | Using evidence | Published: 17/11/2015 | From the resource collection(s): The Early Tudors
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How far did surgery develop in WWI?
A card sort in which students identify information which is and  … read more
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KS4 | Essay writing | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 25/08/2015 | From the resource collection(s): First World War | Medicine in the Modern World
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Target note: Russian revolution
Students use this template to plan an answer to 'why did revolution  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Essay writing | Published: 17/02/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Russian Revolution
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Target note template
A handy template to encourage students to develop their multi-causal  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Essay writing | Published: 17/02/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates and tools
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Exemplar essay analysis: Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
A really useful introduction to essay writing. An example essay  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Essay writing | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 19/02/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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PEE paragraph perfection
A practical worksheet to encourage focused paragraphs in History.  … read more
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KS3 | Essay writing | Literacy in History | Published: 14/02/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Literacy in History
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Teaching essay skills at KS5
A series of practical suggestions for teaching essay writing  … read more
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KS5 | Essay writing | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Essay writing
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