Lessons for Historical Fiction

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  • Life in the Jungle - … , and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity; c. identify and describe significant historical periods and patterns of change within … judgment; f. apply ideas, theories, and modes of historical inquiry to analyze historical and contemporary developments, and to inform and evaluate actions … the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works. 2. Students read a …
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  • Musical and Tall Tales - … the historical narratives. Historical Thinking Standard 4: The student conducts historical research; therefore, the student is able to formulate historical questions from encounters with historical documents, eyewitness accounts, letters, diaries, artifacts, photos, historical … the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works. Students adjust their use …
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  • Food - … the historical narratives. Historical Thinking Standard 4: The student conducts historical research; therefore, the student is able to formulate historical questions from encounters with historical documents, eyewitness accounts, letters, diaries, artifacts, photos, historical … the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works. Students adjust their use …
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  • Hidden in Plain View: History Standard Two and the Underground Railroad Quilt - … will also learn how to analyze historical sources with the aim of evaluating the credibility of historical theses. Objectives: At the conclusion … . be able to apply criteria for evaluating the credibility of historical sources and claims. Benchmarks Addressed: ??????????? Delaware History Standard Two, Benchmark … and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson (1993).? In this fictional book, a young slave girl name Clara fashions a quilt …
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  • The Big Not So Easy - … ; Understands demographic shifts and the influences on recent immigration patterns Historical Understanding Standard 1- Understands and knows how to analyze chronological … audiences; Uses strategies to adapt writing for different purposes; Writes fictional, biographical, autobiographical, and observational narrative compositions; Writes persuasive compositions that … Education and Learning in Aurora, Colorado. Community Service, Crime, Education, Historic Preservation, History of North America, Language Arts, Social Studies, Witnessing …
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  • That's the Spirit - … definitions as well as provide examples of men or women (historical figures, fictional figures, pop culture icons, or individuals from their families … handout "Material Sources", which features quotes from various literary and historical texts that address America's commercial ambition. Divide students into … media Historical Understanding Standard 1- Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns Historical Understanding Standard 2- Understands the historical perspective …
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  • Body of a Nation: Examining the Role of the Mississippi River in American History - … Mississippi, like "When I find a well-drawn character in fiction or biography I generally take a warm personal interest in … : Demolition of Levee Floods Missouri Farmland Around the Web PBS: Historical Floods National Mississippi River Museum EPA: Mississippi River Basin Activity … aligned to the new Common Core State Standards): Historical Understanding 2. Understands the historical perspective United States History 10. Understands how the …
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  • Langston Hughes - … 1.3.11.F Read and respond to nonfiction and fiction including poetry and drama. 1.5.11.A Write with … . 1.6.11.B Listen to selections of literature (fiction and/or non-fiction) Goal of this lesson: For students to understand … reinforce the theme? 4. Theme often reflects social, economic, and historical events of an era or time period. From the possible …
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  • Writing activities: William Hilton explores the Cape Fear River - … chronology, adopting multiple perspectives, and building historical empathy. Tracking time. One of the difficult historical skills for young students is understanding chronology … chronological thinking is to ask the students to write a fictional account of this exploration. Using the basic information from Saturday … .W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. 6-8.W …
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  • Childhood in the 18th Century - … 4 Individual Development and Identity NCTE Standard 1 Students read fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary works to acquire information for various … below). Library materials on life in the 18th century; fiction and non-fiction. Procedures: 1. If the classroom has equipment that allows … by using more and different kinds of paintings from various historical periods, or by working with an art teacher to develop …
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