ERIC Number: EJ1024293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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A Novel Approach: Historical Fiction in the Elementary Classroom
Cruz, Bárbara C.
Social Education, v77 n3 p122-126 May-Jun 2013
Barbara Cruz describes how what began as a challenge (i.e., finding or justifying the time to spend on history instruction in an environment of high-stakes testing) turned into a rich learning experience for students using historical fiction. By designing experiences that were literacy centered but based in historical content, this group of teachers was able to both engage students and make them look forward to learning history. Learning was meaningful, relevant and will likely result in a lifelong interest in the topics they chose. End of unit project examples are also provided.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Fiction, History, Childrens Literature, Visual Aids, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Adolescent Literature, Technology Uses in Education, Concept Mapping, Food, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, Language Arts, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
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