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1 Improving Literacy in Social Subjects Scott McEwan

2 Context The literacy project will be centred on the Jacobites unit which is taught to S2 pupils. I will focus on three areas of development. Improving basic and extended responses. Understanding and using key terms. Developing the skill of summarising.

3 How do I go about it? STEP 1 - Methods Picture Notes Writing Guide Exit Passes Important Words Improving basic and extended writing responses Understanding Key Terms Developing Summarising Skills

4 How do I go about it? STEP 2 – Support Mechanisms Jacobite Pyramid. Self and peer assessment exercises for grammar/content.

5 Improving Basic and Extended Responses Picture Notes The King decided to launch an attack on the MacDonalds

6 Improving Basic and Extended Responses Writing Guides Guide for more able pupils Writing a short essay in History. You should include; Introduction – Mention what your essay is going to be about and what the reader will discover in your three paragraphs. Main Section – This will include three paragraphs: -Before the battle -The battle and reasons for British success -Charles retreats from the battlefield. Conclusion – Sum up your essay and give an opinion on why the British won at Culloden.

7 Improving Basic and Extended Responses Writing Guides Guide for less able pupils Writing a short essay in History. You should include; Introduction – Tell the reader what your essay is going to be about. Mention any dates and people that will be in your essay. Main Section – This will include three paragraphs: -Paragraph one. Tell the reader about what was happening before the battle. Include the sizes of each army and the battlefield. -Paragraph two. Show the reader the facts about the battle. What did the British do that was successful and what mistakes did the Jacobites make? -Paragraph 3. How did the battle end? Let the reader know what events took place at the end of the battle. Remember to mention Charles leaving and the amount of dead Jacobites. Conclusion – Sum up your essay and give an opinion on who at Culloden and why they won. Look closely at the Key Words below that may help your write your answer. CharlesDuke of CumberlandCannons Stab RightWallFlat Marshy Ground MurraySafetyCulloden Moor

8 Exit Passes HISTORY EXIT PASS Write down what the following words mean Succession ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Heir …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Monarch …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Understanding Key Terms

9 Developing Summarising Skills Important words 3015 Summary

10 Support Mechanisms Topic Pyramid/Cube Jacobite – Supporter of James Law of Succession – Eldest son receives the throne Act of Union – The uniting of the Scottish and English Parliaments in 1707 Hanoverian Succession – The Parliament asks George of Hanover to take the throne rather than James VII catholic son James Claim of Right – List of rules set down by Parliament banning Catholics from being King or Queen TERMS WE SHOULD KNOW

11 Primary Source – A source from the time an event happened. Examples could be a diary, picture or a painting. These sources are useful because they are eyewitness accounts of what really happened. Secondary Source – A source of information that is produced after an event has happened. An example could be a book written about the Bonnie Prince Charlie in These are useful sources because they consider lots of different points of view and they know the full story. ________________________________________________________________

12 All work is dated and titled All work has the Learning Outcome at the top of the page All answers are written in full sentences containing some of the words from the questions Spelling and punctuation are correct Sentences are not started with – he, she, they, because or and Name___________________ Assessed by__________________ S1/S2 HISTORY - Jotter Standards Checklist AGREE PARTLY AGREE DISAGREE


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