Take your writing – and knowledge of history – a step further with these writing prompts from history.
- You are onboard the RMS Carpathia on a voyage in 1912 when your captain receives a distress signal. You speed to the scene and do all that you can to help the survivors. What has happened? What do you see? How do you and your fellow passengers respond?
- You are a witness to the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914. Describe the moment and the reaction of those you are with.
- You are a party at the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk on March 3, 1918. Which country’s delegation are you with, what is your role, and what are your thoughts concerning the treaty?
- It is 1920, and you have just heard that Babe Ruth has been sold to the New York Yankees. How do you respond?
- You are hired to help construct a memorial on the face of a granite cliff in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Your parents are concerned the job is too dangerous. Write a letter to tell them about your first week on the job.
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