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ERIC Number: ED356183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Using Historical Fiction To Teach United States History: A Sample Lesson Plan.
Johst, Lee Ann
This document describes a series of activities to teach 30 fifth grade students about history through fiction. Activities began with a prereading brainstorming session in which students came up with topics that they studied during the school year. Next, the school librarian introduced the children to the genre of historical fiction and instructed them in locating books. Students selected works of historical fiction, then analyzed which aspects of the books were factual and which were fictional. At the end of the unit, the students prepared and presented oral reports on their findings. The lesson gave the teacher the opportunity to evaluate students' reading comprehension. At the same time, a group of 30 students was exposed to 30 works of historical fiction, as well as library location skills. (LBG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A