3-28 Chapter 8_ Historical Fiction

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3/28 Chapter 8: Historical Fiction Historical Fiction Today 2 sources: fact and imagination Not as popular todays as a few generations ago Controversy: if they try to appear exactly like actual history instead of fiction Value Great for an integrated curriculum Can help a child experience the past--seeing the conflicts and suffering in a way that they can experience for themselves See and judge mistakes of the past See the times change, nation rise and fall, but humans are the sames throughout history Interdependence--the way we are all connected and related Types A fictional story weaved around actual events Fictional lives are led without reference to many different events --setting is simply a background for good adventure story Authors recreate from memory their own experience Or defy classification with the incorporation of elements of fantasy or other kinds of elements not typical to the genre Evaluation The story should be interesting in it’s own right
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Unformatted text preview: ◆ Balancing fact and fiction so neither overwhelm the other ◆ Accurate and authentic (don’t include things that contradict actual recorded history) ◆ Reflect the spirit and values of the time (it can’t conform to today’s standards) ◆ Authenticity of dialogue and spoken language ◆ Background information in an author’s note to help children see what was real and what was not? ◆ Are background details authentic? ◆ Are different POV’s shown? ◆ Is the language appropriate to the setting? ◆ Does the theme provide insight for today’s problems as well as the problems of the past? ➔ Classroom Approaches ◆ Look at common topics or theme across time ➔ Challenging Perspectives ◆ Integrating social studies with literature with good historical fiction ◆ Showing controversy and people’s lines of thinking accurately, not imposing values of today...
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  • Fall '13
  • Neely
  • historical fiction

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