Lessons for Historical Fiction

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  • Molly Pitcher - 'Out of Many, One' - … , and institutions. 3C-Analyze historical fiction. 3D-Distinguish between fact and fiction. *Standard 4 Historical Research Capabilities 4b-Obtain historical data. Standards in History K … that the author intends. Historical fiction is great...as long as the audience knows that a portion is fiction. Conclusion: Ask them: Why … what way(s) historical fiction is a good way to tell a story. Write about what way(s) historical fiction might be a bad …
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  • The Civil War - … into their own writing. define historical fiction and identify some of the techniques writers use to create good historical fiction. discuss the central issues … to Unit Outline Genre Study: Historical Fiction Many of the books in the list of recommended titles are historical fiction. Ask students what they … them list examples of historical fiction that they have read in the past. Make sure they understand that historical fiction is based on events …
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  • Doris Meyer - … their writing skills as they compose interview questions and create historical fiction pieces, view archival photographs critically, and express what they learn … leaving the keyboard. Role playing, examining archival photos, and writing historical fiction letters from immigrants inspires students to have a greater appreciation … will write interview questions for immigrants. Students will illustrate their historical fiction letters with original drawings of immigrants or with other original …
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  • In 7th and 8th Grade the students study the different eras of history. The LMS and the Social Studies teacher will collaborate on this project. For each era studied, the LMS and the teacher will pick one topic and use both informational resources for back - … one topic and use both informational resources for background and historical-fiction for a stronger sense of 'you are there'. One such … going to look at the past through some other genres, historical fiction, legends and local history lore, that can often give us … the non-fiction books for more facts and information about this topic. A second group will look at the historical fiction, legends, folklore …
    User Rating: Grade Level: K-8
  • Story Starters for Historical Fiction Story - Story Starters For Historical Fiction Story Story Starters For Historical Fiction Story Grade Level High School Subject History Length of Time … write a historical fiction story and submit their papers to you for grading. Goals To understand historical fiction stories To develop a historical fiction story from … and develop it into a historical fiction story to submit for grading. Historical fiction stories are stories that are fiction, but they use facts from …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Writing a Historical Fiction Story - Writing a Historical Fiction Story Writing a Historical Fiction Story Grade Level Middle School Subject History Length of Time … fictional story, but the facts of history need to be true. Goals Students will learn: About historical fiction stories How to write a historical fiction … like to have for their setting. A historical fiction story is a short story that is fiction, but some of the elements are …
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  • Critical Perspectives: Reading and Writing About Slavery - … fictional book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson. Explain to students that this book is an example of historical fiction. Historical fiction … the distinction between fiction and nonfiction. Remind them that the book in Session 1 was an example of historical fiction (i.e., the … Historical Fiction" "Fighting Injustice by Studying Lessons of the Past" "Literature as a Catalyst for Social Action: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges" "Blending Fiction
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  • The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction? - … of Despereaux, have a discussion reviewing fictional books, and more specifically fantasy fiction as well as historical fiction. (See the Teacher Notes on Genre … and historical fiction. List reasons on chart paper or the board. Share with them that it actually follows both fantasy and historical fiction genres … medieval Europe with many factual elements from that time period (historical fiction). Share with your students the purpose of writing that compares …
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  • Underground Railroad quilts: Fact or folklore? - … then, several other authors have published childrena s books (as historical fiction) that include the role of secret quilt codes in assisting … of facts and folklore. Students should understand the concept of historical fiction. Students should have experience in evaluating the quality of print … the books are considered to be historical fiction and that one book is considered to be non-fiction. Have the students briefly discuss …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-8
  • Making Myths: The West in Public and Private Writings - … , "historical fiction." Ask them to provide examples from their own reading of books that exemplify the genre. How do writers of historical fiction get their information? What is factually true and what is truly fictional about these works? Also … selections of historical fiction that once made the best-seller list; students will then compare those works of fiction with non-fiction writings, unintended …
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