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.
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.
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!
Perhaps the kids can use this International Space Station newspaper writing prompt to write about a space walk like the one astronaut Tim Peake completed, or write a creative story set on board the ISS?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?