“Design a new page for your textbook”

Students identify an aspect of the topic that is not covered in sufficient detail in their standard level textbook. They then have to produce a page or a double-spread in the same style of the textbook covering that particular topic area, complete with sources, questions and other tasks as appropriate.

Thanks to @BSB_Humanities for the pictured example of this idea in practice – Year 9 students designed a page for their textbook covering the impact of World War One on Romania.

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Taking it further: In a subsequent lesson, students should swap their work with a partner. They could then:

  • Read through the work and complete the tasks provided
  • Develop the work with further questions and improvements

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