When told to write a history essay, students tend to get stressed and some even shut down. This graphic organizer is a simplified way for students to organize their thoughts to write a clear and organized essay.

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PEEL Your Paragraphs writing scaffold. Literacy mats. Particularly for extended writing in history or essays. Helps to make sure students can access at least Level 6 at Keys Stage 3 by explaining and evaluating.

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The founder of The Effective Educator taught AP US History for 8 years. Along the way, he collected thousands of lessons and resources related to US History and the AP exam. Some of these resources can be found below.

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Students are constantly being told to proofread but don't always know how. Attached is a step-by-step proofreading guideline for students to help them proofread their history essays. It not only tells them what to look for when proofreading, but asks them to interact with the their essays by circling, underlining and highlighting key components.

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This FREE organizer is a helpful resource which can be printed and given to students while writing an essay. It's essentially a step-by-step outline to help students organize their thoughts.

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A nonfiction passage and some essay questions help students understand the effects of the Civil War in this American history worksheet. US history. Printables. Worksheets.

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Good essays are nearly impossible to write without an initial plan. This activity takes students through the process of planning and writing a good history essay. $2.50

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