Challenge students at different stages to research and write briefings about Central Asia, set in different time periods and contexts.

KS 2-3

Students at KS2 might write a report by a merchant, informing Alexander the Great about the region. KS3 students might write one to the Colonial Office about Afghanistan in the late 1800s, when Britain's empire was reaching its height.

KS 4-5

Students can write a briefing about the area for the US President, set during the Cold War, explaining why the US might be interested in this faraway region.

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