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Writing in Modern History Home2022-05-19T10:53:56+11:00

‘Will be so useful in the classroom!’

‘The guided annotations of a response were excellent. It allows us to show samples from all grades and break down what separates grades and point out features.’

‘The big picture – then narrowing to individual steps.’

‘I will take this back to my team to deepen their learning about a better way of tackling writing in history’

‘A reminder of what distinguishes history and English writing. I gained vocabulary for discussions with staff and students.’

Writing in Modern History is for Year 11 and 12 teachers who want to help their students write essays that are rich in clarity, concise sentences, relevant historical detail and sustained arguments.

It’s a practical, step by step essay writing guide that takes you through the tips and tricks of every part of the essay from question through to conclusion.

This course is presented by HSC textbook writer Brad Kelly, author of The Cold War and World Order, and co-author of Power and Authority and Investigating Modern History. 

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Will Brad work with my history department?

Yes. Brad loves working with small teams to help strengthen your ability to write and teach writing. He has the right mix of writing thinking skills and highly practical strategies to get your team the results they need. Brad is available for various delivery models. Email bradkelly@cornerstoneteacherlearning.com.au to open up the conversation.

About Brad Kelly

Brad Kelly has had a long association with history and history teaching. He was head teacher of history for 15 years (among other educational leadership positions) and he has written six history textbooks on 20th century history including two on the Cold War, two on global world order and two on Nazi Germany. Brad also leads student and teacher history study tours through Germany, Italy and Russia with Academy Travel. In 2019, he started Cornerstone Teacher Learning where he has helped over 1,000 teachers teach writing more effectively. He is fascinated by the space between writing and teaching writing, and he is committed to spending the second half of his professional career exploring this important area – to help students write more clearly and teachers teach more confidently.