How to analyze a historical source successfully in an exam
This great resource is designed to be used a stand alone lesson or to be printed off in color, laminated and displayed in your classroom.

It contains a number of color slides which explain to students how to analyse a historical source successful by looking at their origin, nature, purpose, access to information etc.. Underpinning this is the use of the acronyms PEEL and CCCJ as potential scaffolds or writing frames to help students structure their answers:

P = Point
E = Example
E = Explain
L = Link

C = Comment
C = Content
C= Context (Source & Knowledge)
J = Judgement

In most of the sliders are examples of sentence starters to help your students get started.

This is a must have resource for any history teacher wanting to make sure that they are equipped with a range of specialists tools for helping their students sharpen up their analysis.

If you like this resource, then check out my TES shop: The History Academy or check out or follow my Twitter, You Tube, Google Plus and Facebook pages, with the same name for further updates and discussions on how to use these resources successfully. My aim to provide low cost resources for the price of a cup of coffee or a happy meal :-)

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Created: Dec 15, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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