From the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond, fictional characters enrich social studies by bringing the past to life for young readers. Historical fiction offers a great variety of topics in various formats, including novels, short stories, picture books, poems, and plays that provides useful background knowledge through a glimpse into the details of daily life during a particular time. This articles offers specific examples of how teachers can encourage writing using quality historical fiction picture books.
Giles, Rebecca Ph.D. and Tunks, Karyn Ph.D.
"Read the Past: Write Now! Responding to Historical Fiction through Writing,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 75
, Article 8.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol75/iss1/8
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