Writing in history online

TO WRITE LIKE AN HISTORIAN, FIRST YOU HAVE TO THINK LIKE AN HISTORIAN.

Writing in History is a 6 hour self-paced online elective PD course that takes you through the five steps of writing in history.

Each module is designed to help you work through the skills required to think, work, ask, read and write like an historian.

$220 (inc. GST)

course features

IN THIS SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT

 

To think like an historian. By applying SIX lenses to the past, you and your students are GUARANTEED to get in the right frame of mind to write history. No more ‘my kids are writing like English students!’

To work like an historian. By using FIVE tools to gather and assess information like an historian, you will achieve a much deeper, nuanced engagement with the past.

To ask like an historian. Learn to write the perfect history question that invites analysis, considers perspectives and encourages debate. Plus, you’ll learn about the FOUR elements that go into crafting an effective thesis statement to give your essay that quality of sustained writing.

To read like an historian. In this section, you’ll build an evidence base that perfectly complements your central thesis. You’ll learn about the relationship between thinking, evidence and writing to build your ideas as you read.

To write like an historian. In this final module, you’ll bring it all together at the level of structure, evidence and cohesiveness. You’ll learn how to keep your writing sustained with the tips and tricks of cohesive clear writing.

 

If you have any questions about access, please email Brad at bradkelly@cornerstoneteacherlearning.com.au

About Brad

Brad is the founder and senior presenter at Cornerstone Teacher Learning. He is a teacher, writing and professional learning coach who has spent over two decades in education as a History and English teacher, holding various middle leadership positions as a department head, Director of Secondary and more recently in professional learning. He is the author of seven textbooks with Cengage and Small Caps publishing, and has had over 1,500 teachers through his courses on writing instruction in the areas of history, English and cross-curricular interventions. Brad is interested in learning how students and teachers learn with a keen interest in literacy and assessment.