Take your writing – and knowledge of history – a step further with these writing prompts from history.
- You are living in Japan when the Tokugawa family comes to rule. What is life like, and how does it begin to change?
- You are a science student in 1610, studying under Galileo Galilei. The astronomer is on the verge of a remarkable discovery concerning Jupiter. What does he discover, and what part do you play in this discovery?
- You arrive in Georgia with James Oglethorpe in January, 1733, along with more than 100 colonists. Write a letter to the relatives you left behind that shares about your first few months in the New World.
- You are part of the fighting in the Battle of Quebec. Do you serve under General James Wolfe or the Marquis de Montcalm? What are you fighting for? Where are you when the battle ends?
- You witness the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 that ended the Seven Years’ War. Describe who you see there and how you feel about the agreement.
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