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Why study History? - Back to School Lesson

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Do some of your students start the year asking 'What's the point of history lessons?' or 'what job can I do if I study this?'. Well some of mine certainly do and this lesson goes some way to helping me answer those queries.

This is a quick and easy lesson working with students to come up with reasons why they study history in school. They begin by considering what history actually is and what they have studies previously. It then uses their ideas and those in one of the suggested YouTube videos to write a letter to the education education department of government defending the study of history in schools.

Lesson contains:
10 slide PowerPoint Presentation. (fully annotated below the slides)
Three suggested video links (depending on your class)
A simple letter writing scaffold.

Thanks for looking and I hope you find this helpful.

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