Essay Writing Phase: Was the 20th Century a Period of Progress?
Students are now in a position to write their essay on the key question “Was the 20th Century a Period of Progress?”. In the simplest way, they can write the essay in two main sections: positives and negatives. A more sophisticated approach could arrange ideas in a table like this before writing up the findings.
|Theme||Ideas||Evidence of things getting better||Evidence of things getting worse|
|Where?||Which particular countries / continents / places?|
|When?||Which particular decades?|
|Who?||Which type of people? (e.g. by race, sex, class)|
|What?||Which area of life (e.g. science/technology, culture/arts; politics, economy)?|
The detailed ActiveHistory rubric / markscheme for History Projects is very useful at this stage; also available is a custom-made markscheme for this project.