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Historical Fiction

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on 1 April 2013

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Transcript of Historical Fiction

The Journey What is Historical Fiction? Revolutionary War Use of a timeline Visiting the historical places mentioned in the story read. FIELD TRIP!!!
Local historical places:
1) Valley Forge
2) Gettysburg
3) Independence Hall In Conclusion: What we know! "My Brother Sam Is Dead"- Christopher and James Lincoln Collier
"Redcoats and Petticoats" - Katherine Kirkpatrick
"Johnny Tremain" - Esther Forbes
"Blood on the River" - Elisa Carbone
"Revolutionary War on Wednesday" - Mary Pope Osborne
"Fever 1793" - Laurie Anderson Historical Fiction Good Reads: Historical Fiction "The Book Thief" by Mark Zusak
"Fever 1793" Laurie Anderson
"The Kite Runner" - Khaled Hosseini
"The Diary of a Young Girl" - Anne Frank
"Private Peaceful" - Michael Morpurgo The Vietnam War "Sonny's War" - Valerie Hobbs
"Fallen Angels" - Walter Dean Myers World War II "Between Shades of Gray" -Ruta Sepetys
"Midnight Clear" - William Wharton
"The Machine Gunners" - Robert Westall
"Fathom Five" (squeal) -Robert Westall
"The Last Mission" - Harry Mazer
"Postcards from No Man's Land" -Aidan Chambers The Holocaust "Diary of a Young Girl" - Anne Frank
"The Upstairs Room" - Johanna Reiss
"The Journey Back" - Johanna Reiss
"Skin Deep" - Lois Ruby
"If I Should Die Before I Wake" - Han Nolan
"The Wave" - Morton Rhue
"Arrick's Chernowitz!" - Bob Chern Japanese American Internment "Farewell to Manzanar" - James Houston
"Born Free and Equal" - Ansel Adams
"When the Emperor Was Divine" - Julie Otsuka
"The Moved-Outers" - Crannel Means Current Wars:
Middle East "Words of Dust" - Trent Reedy
"The Kite Runner" - Khaled Hosseini
"A Thousand Splendid Suns" - Khaled Hosseini
"Sunrise over Fallujah"- Dean Myers Historical fiction tells a story that is set in the past. That setting is usually real and drawn from history, and often contains actual historical persons, but the main characters tend to be fictional. So..... Historical Fiction must be the same as Historical Non-Fiction? NO! Fiction Non-Fiction Based upon Fact
No "Fluff" added
Strictly based upon true historical accounts
Documented
Can be taken for factual information
Typically used in research-based projects
THINK: an Encyclopedia Historical references
Some/all fact
Tells us a story
Based in past Historical Historical "Fluff" added
Characters
Settings
Events
Loosely based upon historical accounts
Immerses us in a sometimes fictionalized past
Can take readers any place they want to or fear to go to
Used by writers "re-write history" History is a book: That we are still writing This is the story of the oldest continuously operating professional sports franchise in America. It's a story not only of great teams (the 1914 'Miracle' Braves, the 1995 World Champs), great ballplayers (Aaron, Spahn, Niekro and Murphy), memorable managers and pleasant stadiums, but also a story of heartbreaking losses and long pennant droughts. It's the story of the Braves and their ancestors — the Red Stockings, Beaneaters, Doves, Rustlers, and Bees — and their wanderings from Boston to Milwaukee and Atlanta. In a way, it's also the story of professional baseball in America.
In fact, the franchise that started as the Boston Red Stockings in the 1870s and is now known as the Atlanta Braves is the only one of today's 30 Major League franchises to have fielded a team every season professional baseball has been in existence.
Follow this overview and this section's timeline for more of the rich, sometimes warped, always colorful and truly unique story of the Braves. Work in progress....


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.................................................................................. Teaching Strategies for Historical Fiction Blood on the River New Beginnings 1606 1607 December 24, 1606 August 3, 1607 1606 James town 1607 The crew set's sail towards the new world. Finding myself on the crew of men going to complete a project there for the Virginia company. Many men asked why I would do such an idiotic thing; this is when I replied, "Gold!" May 12th, 1606 No signs of gold as of yet, we have come across these naked tribal men. It's almost hard to believe. These wild beasts have paint smeared across their faces. I'm attempting to sleep but living in fear of another attack by these dangerous tribal men. It's worst then what we originally thought; the tribesmen clearly do no like our presence on their land. Right now the thought of survival is looking grim each passing day as no ship from England is planned to arrive. Farewell my friends Recreating the events
-Costumes
-Food
-Changing the look of the classroom
-Etc. The Civil War "Killer Angels"- Michael Shaara
"Gettysburg: A novel of the Civil War" -Newt Gingrich
"A Sound of Distant Thunder" - William E. Sherrill Teaching Strategies Continued -Historical fiction is a great way of co-teaching literature, writing, and history within one class.
- Many students have the ability to immerse themselves within these novels through main characters similar in age, gender, and interests
-When learning history; historical fiction can add "fluff" making it easier to comprehend over classroom lectures, videos, or other teaching strategies THE END Civil Rights Movement "Freedom Crossing" - Margaret Clark
"Numbering all Bones" - Ann Rinaldi
"Stealing Freedom" - Elisa Carbone
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