Lessons for Historical Fiction

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  • Digital Booktalks - … to support classroom instruction. Students will be introduced to two historical fictions novels through a digital scrapbook page that incorporates primary source … of these books are historical fiction. Can you explain how a historical fiction novel is different from a realistic fiction novel? (Historical fiction is based on an actual event that happened in history. Realistic fiction is …
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  • Quality of Information: Point of View and Bias - … the embedded values of the author, in a piece of historical fiction. [ GLE 5.1.2] a. This lesson also contributes to … to detect bias in historical fiction. RDG 5, B 8.3; GLE 5.j * People view and report historical events differently. [GLE 5 … how to identify fact and fiction. In grade two, students continue to learn to identify fact, fiction, and start to learn about … how to identify fact and fiction. In grade two, students continue to learn to identify fact, fiction, and start to learn about …
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  • Living History Museum: Jobs of the Past - … -day lesson, students use a variety of resources such as fiction and nonfiction literature, artifacts, photographs, and diaries to acquire information … during one or more historical time periods. Consult libraries, historical societies and other historical organizations for resources such as historical fiction and nonfiction literature, artifacts … from the "old west," while another might have artifacts and historical fiction from the Colonial Period. Day Two: Living History Museum 9 …
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  • Lesson Plan for World War II Historical Fiction Book Report - … World War II Historical Fiction Book Report Introduction: In this activity, students will read one World War II themed historical fiction book and write a commentary report about the fact and fiction they read. Illinois Educational Standards … themselves the facts from the fiction of the book. In the classroom: Have each student choose a historical fiction book that has subject …
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  • Analyzing and Evaluating Holocaust Literature - … of the Holocaust is Holocaust literature. The work may be historical fiction, or an autobiographical accounting of an individual's experiences. In … they have studied in terms of Holocaust literature distinguish non-fiction from historical fiction understand that history is made up of verifiable facts … Them We Remember. Boston : Little, Brown, 1994. A book, fiction or non-fiction, about the Holocaust, deemed appropriate for middle school, chosen …
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  • Home Sweet Home - … have gathered from video segments, primary and secondary source documents, historical fiction, and online simulation activities. As an extension of this lesson … .) This involves something called historical fiction. (Introduce the concept of historical fiction. Explain that some authors when writing historical fiction use more fiction than fact while other authors use more fact or history when writing their historical fiction. Show the …
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  • Students are currently reading "Toliver's Secret" in language arts and studying the Revolutionary War in social studies. In the book, 11-year old Ellen Toliver is asked by the Patriots to deliver an important message for General Washington, which is hidde - … have learned about the Revolutionary War, students will create a fictional historic character, and then write a "coded" letter from that character … discussion of historical fiction, and what characteristics the genre has. Explain to students how their letter is a form of historical fiction because it is based on real historic events, but the characters are made up …
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  • Picturing Japanese American Internment: Dorothea Lange - … fiction have that a photographer or nonfiction writer doesn't have? In what ways can historical fiction be "truthful?" In what ways can historical fiction be misleading, incorrect, or even false? What can historical fiction do or evoke differently/better than the historic photographs? Picturing …
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  • Picturing Japanese American Internment: Dorothea Lange - … fiction have that a photographer or nonfiction writer doesn't have? In what ways can historical fiction be "truthful?" In what ways can historical fiction be misleading, incorrect, or even false? What can historical fiction do or evoke differently/better than the historic photographs? Picturing …
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  • Brainstorming Part 2/Historical Fiction - … Level of Bloom's Taxonomy: * Synthesis - generate ideas for writing historical fiction journal Background information: what do I need to know to … . ....present new material? 1. Give each student copies of the Historical Fiction Graphic Organizer. 2. Explain that the students should fill out … in a Historical Fiction Essay". They should highlight the ideas that are from the "Information to be Included in a Historical Fiction Essay" on …
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