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Historical Fiction

Introduction to the Historical Fiction genre for Middle School children.
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Silvana Fares

on 9 April 2016

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Transcript of Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction
What is Historical Fiction?
Stories that are based
on real people, places or events
from the past.
Characteristics of Historical Fiction
HISTORICAL SETTING

HISTORICAL CHARACTERS

PLOT IS BASED ON HISTORICAL EVENT
Setting - When and where is the story set?
The story is set in a particular
time and place in history
and looks at
the everyday lives
of the characters.
John Boyne - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Characters - Who are they?
Characters in the story
may be fictional
or based on
real people in history.
Conn Iggulden - Conqueror Series
Plot - What is the story about?
The story may focus on a particular
historical event
and the impact it had
on its characters
living during that time.
Plot
Doris Pilkington - Rabbit-Proof Fence
Why read Historical Fiction?
Caroline Lawrence - The Roman Mysteries
LEARN ABOUT THE PAST
WHILE ENJOYING A GREAT STORY!

We gain a better understanding of the past
when we connect
with the characters of the story.
Who needs a Time-Machine when we have Historical Fiction!
Find out what it was like to be a...
Roman Gladiator
Convict in Australia
Prisoner of War
Soldier in WW1
Emperor of Rome
Holocaust Survivor
Templar Knight
Find out what it was like living during...
All this and more...
Ancient Times
World Wars
Holocaust
Black Plague
Medieval Times
Convict Australia
Renaissance Italy
HISTORICAL FICTION

NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY!
Credits
Boy in the Striped Pajamas Movie Trailer - Miramax
Conqueror Book Trailer - Random House Publishing
Rabbit-Proof Fence Movie Trailer - Hanway Films
Roman Mysteries TV Series Trailer - BBC
Photo - Pixabay
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