Take your writing – and knowledge of history – a step further with these writing prompts from history.
- You’ve been hired to act as a runner and do errands for the craftsmen building Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Describe your first day on the job.
- You are witness to the Viking raid at the monastery at Lindisfarne. Describe what happens and what your thoughts are concerning it.
- You are on the field at Runnymede when the Magna Carta is sealed on June 15, 1215. What are your thoughts about the charter? Do you think it will have any lasting impact on the way government is run? Why or why not?
- Imagine you lived in Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance. One morning, you hear a rumor that a noteworthy figure is coming to town. Who is he? Why is he coming? Are you excited, concerned, frightened, or something else? Why?
- You belong to a family of peasants living in Russia in the 1560s. What is life like under the first czar? What would you change if you could?
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