Historical Events Newspaper Writing Prompts

These historical event newspaper writing prompts are perfect for cross curricula activities. Children need to research or demonstrate their knowledge of historical events while also practising writing for a particular audience. Start by looking at the style and language used in newspaper reports.

Gunpowder Plot Newspaper Writing Prompt

Gunpowder Plot Newspaper Writing Prompt

The kids can write the story of the Gunpowder Plot as if they were writing a report for a newspaper using our newspaper writing prompt. It's a fun way to research and learn some facts about this famous event in history and practise some writing skills too. 

Henry VIII Events Newspaper Writing Prompts

Henry VIII Events Newspaper Writing Prompts

We've chosen four events from the life and reign of Henry VIII and turned them into newspaper writing prompts to help inspire the kids to get writing! They can choose their favourite or even try them all!

Moon Landing Newspaper

Moon Landing Newspaper

Imagine that you were writing about that most exciting event of the 1960s - the Moon Landing - for the village newspaper. What would you write? Choose from two versions of our printable below.

Queen Victoria Events Newspaper Writing Prompts

Queen Victoria Events Newspaper Writing Prompts

We've chosen 4 events from the reign of Queen Victoria (her coronation, wedding, opening Crystal Palace and her funeral) and turned them into newspaper writing prompts with pictures for inspiration at the top of each page.

Royal Wedding Newspaper Writing Prompt

Royal Wedding Newspaper Writing Prompt

The kids can use this Royal Wedding newspaper writing prompt to write their own report when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle - and there's plenty of space to draw a picture of the happy couple too!

Titanic Newspaper Worksheets

Titanic Newspaper Worksheets

We have four Titanic newspaper worksheets here - two with headlines and two without - to cover the launch of the White Star Line's greatest ocean liner, and its tragic sinking just 5 days later.

Votes for women newspaper writing prompt

Votes for Women Newspaper Writing Prompt

Here's a worksheet to encourage a little historical research and inspire budding journalists. Can the children write the front page story of a newspaper from the day after women over 30 were given the right to vote?

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Famous People Newspaper Writing Prompts
Famous People Newspaper Writing Prompts

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