001 - Information Page
This page will contain the key information about the IDU.
The task is to write a story that is based on historical fact. You could be a soldier in the Battle of Hastings, a doctor during the Black Death or a lady-in-waiting at the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine. It really depends on what your interest is. In English, you will be working on how to write a story, key medieval terminology, setting, and characterisation. In I&S you will be researching the era, setting and characters you want to base your story on.
- Complete the MindMeister for research
- Historical accuracy - think about the names of characters, props etc
- Good plot - is it interesting?
- Clear historical knowledge to feed the plot, context, and character
- Effective historical vocabulary
- 45 min to write the reflection
- Word Limit 1200 words
- Double space the lines
Slides from the Presentation
Mrs. Davison's Wiki - DP History - scroll down to the videotheque, podcasts, radio and TV.
Excerpts from historical fiction - Examples of stories and what could have been researched to make sure they were based on fact - thank you Mrs. Davison
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on all four of the IDU criteria and these are different to how you are assessed in I&S and English. It is therefore important that you read through the criteria carefully. Your I&S and English teachers will work together to grade your story so you need to impress both teachers with your thirst for historical knowledge and ability to develop a creative story.