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ERIC Number: ED372015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
History through Stories.
Hayes, Rosemary
The use of historical fiction in schools in the United Kingdom can help develop language skills and encourage a curiosity about the past. Major historical events contain drama and tension, and an imaginative story about an historical event captures children's emotions and intrigue. Historical fiction is a literary genre where opportunities exist to introduce children to well constructed, descriptive writing. This exposure to descriptive writing extends a child's range of descriptive language. An example portrays how historical fiction can be used effectively in and outside of the classroom with cooperation among the author, publisher, school, and an educational officer at an historical site. Good historical fiction based on solid research, backed by heritage organizations, and used by imaginative teachers is of real value in increasing children's awareness of their country's past. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A