P5 – Scottish Wars of Independence – Personal Project

As part of our topic you have the opportunity to show your knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Wars of Independence by presenting a personal project to your peers.

This is a long-term project which should be completed at home over the next 4 weeks. If you require any resources which we can source in school, please ask. Your completed project should be brought to school on Monday 2nd October as you will be presenting your information on this day.

Please find below the task sheet with all of the required details. A paper copy will also be issued in class for those of you who are unable to access our blog on a regular basis.

Learning Outcome

I can create a detailed presentation on and area of The Scottish Wars of Independence that is of interest to me. I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals, or groups, have shaped Scottish society.

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Skill for Learning

Application & Knowledge: I can apply my knowledge of The Scottish Wars of Independence to plan and produce an interesting and creative presentation.

Skill for Work

Organisation:  I can organise my time and resources independently to ensure my project is completed in the allocated time.



In class we have been learning about a variety of aspects relating to The Scottish Wars of Independence. Now it is your turn to become independent historical researchers! You are being asked to find out about an area of the Wars that is of particular interest to you and share your findings with your peers.



What you need to know: You are free to complete your personal project in any way you wish. You can pick something very specific (clans, weapons, a particular key figure or battle) or something a bit more general (Scottish heritage). If you wish, you may even choose an area we have not covered in class.

What you need to do: You can present your project in any way you choose. This might be in written form, a PowerPoint presentation, a booklet, a video or even a model. In other words, you have the choice to choose the way you feel will best help you to demonstrate your knowledge of your chosen topic. This project is all homework based therefore you need to think about the resources you will have access to: books, library, internet, etc.

What you need to think about: You can use whatever you need to describe your personal project: photographs, videos, props etc. Try to think about why you picked this area for your project. What was it that interested you about it? Remember some people in class may know nothing about the area you have chosen to discuss, so you must explain it in detail.

How to get started: Get all of your ideas down on paper and then decide which ones are the most relevant and will best engage your audience.


Product Criteria

•  You are free to present your researched topic in any way you choose. However, try to think outside of the box a little. In other words, be creative!

•  You have 4 weeks to pull your project together so use your time wisely. You should be prepared to bring your completed project to school on Monday 2nd October.

•  This is an independent research project. It is your responsibility to organise your time effectively and ensure you are putting in enough effort.

•  Everyone will approach this task in different ways so don’t worry if your friends are doing something different from you. Have faith in your project and what you have to say and it will all work out. This is your chance to show just how well you can take responsibility for your own learning.