Lessons for Historical Fiction

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  • Hanover County Public Schools - … times and places by identifying examples of past legends and historical accounts. Library Objective The student will identify a biography as … end of the story. Discuss the difference between fact and fiction. Vocabulary KINDERGARTEN National Literacy Standard Virginia SOL • Read the story … Closure/ Evaluation Revisit fact and fiction. Ask students to recall the differences between fact and fiction. Read the list of facts about …
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  • How are Boundaries Made, Kept, Broken? - … valid arguments from fallacious arguments in historical interpretations. 2. Students identify bias and prejudice in historical interpretations. 3. Students evaluate major debates … secondary sources; and apply it in oral and written presentations. Historical Interpretation 1. Students show the connections, causal and otherwise, between … whether or not this is a piece of history or fiction; how important is it that Achebe is writing from a …
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  • Creating Genre Books (includes BLM Our Genre Book) - … will learn to recognize elements typical of different genres of fiction and will use their knowledge to create new stories. curriculum … novels of several familiar genres (e.g., romance, mystery, realistic fiction, fantasy). Cover the titles so that they can only see … group a different genre (e.g., mystery, realistic novel, romance, historical novel, fairy tale, etc.). Distribute the BLM Our Genre Book …
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  • Durham's Hayti Community - Urban Renewal or Urban Removal? - … the information. Teaching the history of Hayti involves discussing sensitive historical issues such as Jim Crow, segregation, and racism. While studying … this fictional hearing simulation is set during.) Teachers may want to clarify this after the hearing to ensure students understand the historical … build on the expansive lots created. Low-cost apartments replaced historic neighborhoods, and a feeling began to develop in Durham that …
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  • Industrial Revolution - Create a Living Museum - … historical perspectives. 8.H.1.4 Use historical inquiry to evaluate the validity of sources used to construct historical narratives (e.g. formulate historical questions, gather data from a variety of sources, evaluate and interpret data and support interpretations with historical … or Wilbur Wright You may also choose to develop a fictional character based on researching these subjects: Someone who worked on …
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  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave - … historical perspectives. 8.H.1.4 Use historical inquiry to evaluate the validity of sources used to construct historical narratives (e.g. formulate historical questions, gather data from a variety of sources, evaluate and interpret data and support interpretations with historical … Fourth of July?" If Uncle Tom's Cabin is the fictional masterpiece of American abolitionism, a book Abraham Lincoln would later …
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  • Tips and Tricks for Engaging Students in Social Studies Instruction - … similar emotions, thoughts, sensations, etc., as were experienced in the historical topic being studied. Such activities can enable students to empathize … numerous articles and resources are available. Problem Solving Solve a historical problem (What should President Truman do?) Relevant Analogies To assist … fair, teachers can then let them know the memo is fictional and compare their response to that of colonists regarding taxation …
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  • 3 Organization - … incident, autobiography), imaginative story genres (fairytales, folktales, fantasy, science fiction), and realistic fiction genres. Narrative story structures include an initiating event, complicating … to organize biographies, oral histories, and recounts of current and historical events. Description is used to describe the characteristic features and … problem/solution structures are typically found in informational writing, realistic fiction also often uses a problem/solution structure that children can …
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  • Carolina Digital Library and Archives instructional plans - … Carolina Digital Heritage Center, and the contributions of the Greensboro Historical Museum. A Picture is Worth... by Laina Stapleton Grades 9 … periods. Through these activities, students will gain practice using important historical critical thinking skills. Native Americans and Jamestown by Jennifer Ricks … analyze inaccurate portrayals of Pocahontas and Powhatan by comparing historical facts with literary fiction. Letters Back Home: A Soldier's Perspective on …
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  • Attack on Pearl Harbor Teacher's Guide - … War II exhibit area through the library setting, highlighting related fiction and nonfiction works and other special resources in a specific … experience and remembrance. Discuss with students how oral history makes historical events more real for us. Students can then interview family … demonstrate an understanding of how this event relates to other historical events Learned specific facts but did not demonstrate understanding of …
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