Writing in Modern History
5 NESA endorsed hours
About the Course
Writing in Modern History is a workshop-based course that helps teachers build their capacity to teach writing in Year 11 and 12. The course will focus on helping you shift the weight of instruction to the historical thinking and sources before giving you the tips and tricks to help make student writing sparkle in Stage 6.
In this 5 hour NESA endorsed course, you will learn how to:
- Let the evidence do the talking
- Understand where writing in Stage 6 sits on a continuum of learning from Stage 4 and 5
- Write about continuity and change
- Write effectively about cause and effect
- Write about perspective and significance
- Write about different interpretations and perspectives
- How to transform sources into evidence for an argument
- Write using key terms and concepts
- Make the historical investigation sparkle
- And much more.
About the Presenter
Brad Kelly (BA, Grad Dip. Ed, MEd Leadership) is an author and writing coach based at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea College in Wollongong. He has 15 years of experience in the classroom and in curriculum leadership. He is fascinated by how teachers teach writing and how students learn to write. Brad spends his days observing, discussing and trying to understand insights into developing student writing. He has authored five modern history textbooks with Cengage Nelson including The Cold War 1945-1991 (2018), The World Order 1991-2011 (2018), Investigating Modern History (2018) and more. He has been a presenter at HTA NSW, TTA professional learning and consults schools on improving writing instruction. Brad is a tour leader with Academy Travel, and leads the Modern History teacher development tour to Germany and Russia. He reckons that teachers have got the hardest job in the world.