Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online

Kim Wilson
My passions are History & Leadership
This course explores a range of engaging teaching & learning strategies for the development of source analysis & writing skills in history.
Target Audience
Secondary School History teachers - all states and territories
151 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The study of History provides students with great stories about people and civilisations from the past as well as the opportunity to develop critical thinking and analytical writing skills. This online course will provide teachers with practical strategies for teaching History students from Year 7 through to Year 12 the essential skill of source analysis. The course will also focus on helping teachers to develop the writing skills of their students. Furthermore, participants will be provided with opportunities to mark a selection of student sample scripts and to receive feedback on the marking process. This course is suitable for all teachers of History (all states and territories), Years 7-12. This course will run over 6 weeks.

Audience

Secondary School History teachers – all states and territories

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

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Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 3.1.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Source Analysis for History I

1 hour

-Types of historical sources
-Basic tools for analysing historical sources
-Usefulness and Reliability
-Source work

Source Analysis for History II

1 hour

-Sample source analysis task & Marking guidelines
-Marking sample source analysis responses
-Interpretation vs. Core Narrative
-In-class Strategy Trial 1

Writing Skills for History I

1 hour

-Writing Skills for History
-Marking sample student paragraphs
-Sample essay writing task
-Marking sample essay responses

Writing Skills for History II

1 hour

-Design an essay scaffold
-In-class Strategy Trial 2

In-class Strategy Trial Feedback

1 hour

-Share feedback on In-class Strategy Trials 1 & 2

What To Bring

N/A

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

High quality with a great range of advice and tips for teaching source analysis.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

This course was fantastic and highly relevant for a variety of learner abilities.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

Very relevant and engaging

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

high quality and very relevant

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

very useful scaffolds and annotated essays

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

excellent

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

High quality course. Very useful explanations of how to help students with source analysis

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

A great course with detailed and useful content and teaching strategies.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

Incredibly relevant, I think the quality of the course could be improved slightly; some spelling and formatting errors.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

Too simple and becoming dated. Would have appreciated being made aware of the age of the content created for this course before paying

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Kim Wilson
22/12/2018

The course was very relevant and of high quality but I would have liked a little bit more detail.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
by Suzanne Wilson on 20/03/2018

The course should be retitled Source Analysis 101. I cam to it hoping to deepen my knowledge and skills and enhance the teaching of source analysis in the classroom. What I found was a comprehensive but foundational outline which, although I have been able to create some material which would be beneficial to my peers who are new to teaching history, didn’t develop my knowledge or enhance my skills to any great extent.

The Markers analysis and responses will be valuable for a particular task I have in mind which will be of benefit to students – so there have been some resources I could use.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
by Louise Dwyer on 22/02/2018

The samples of student work and marker’s comments were by far the most beneficial aspect of this course – invaluable for student improvement and formative feedback.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History
by Gillian Brooks on 18/09/2017

Very helpful for breaking the subject down into key concepts and the associated skills, with ways to teach and assess these clearly. Good range of activities, including sample marking of longer responses.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
by Sean Gosson on 18/09/2017

Despite having taught History for some time I found the content refreshing and easily transferable to the classroom.
It was the first online course I have done and so I left it to the last minute to squeeze in – working through the exercises made me reflect upon the processes we demand of our own students and the importance to have clear instructions/aims. Enjoyed the course thoroughly and took away several elements to use in my classes.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
by Paege Bellett on 17/08/2016

I found this course very useful and practical.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
by Jenna Burke on 01/08/2016

This course provided me with extra resources and great activities I could use in the classroom to help students improve on their source analysis. The forums were also great to converse with other colleagues and bounce ideas off each other. It is always interesting to hear what other schools are implementing.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
by Samantha Highams on 25/07/2016

This course was useful for teachers just starting out and giving ideas as to how to look at source analysis. I was hoping to get a more deeper analysis of sources and perhaps a course for senior students and source analysis might be of interest in future years.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
by Dawn Boland on 22/07/2016

I really enjoyed the self-paced aspect of this course as I could access when I had the time to commit to the work. I learned new strategies and enjoyed reading the feedback from other participants as this enabled me to extend my own thinking about strategies that I use in the classroom.

Source Analysis and Writing Skills for History - Online
22/07/2016

I would rate this course to be very good. I like the marking keys and hope to implement something similar in my school.

The logistics of accessing the course online were good – the explanatory documents were helpful.

I found this course to be particularly helpful, as I teach Years 7-9 only. We introduce the questions slowly and don’t do all the questions at once, so I found it useful to look at all the questions together. The course was not difficult for someone like me who does not teach upper school, which I had been afraid of.

I would have liked to have moderated both more sources and essays, but I realize time is always an issue.

I also found it useful to see other people’s opinions on the marking of source analyses. I found myself to be a hard marker, so it will be important for me to keep this in mind.

In terms of essay writing, I felt that I was on the same track as everyone else.


About the team


Kim Wilson

Creator

Kim has been a Head of Department for 10 years. She has experience in leading a very small department of 4 history teachers and more recently a very large department of 17 HSIE teachers (History, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Geography and Studies of Religion). She is an experienced teacher of junior and senior History and has delivered many professional development courses. In 2005, Kim was recognized with a NSW Quality Teacher Award. More recently she has been awarded a doctorate from Macquarie University, her research focused on historical fiction for children and young adult readers. She has a number of publications including, her book, ‘Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers: The Past Through Modern Eyes’.