The Basics
Facts
Benefits
Categories of Historical Fiction
Texts from Class
100

Fill in the blank. "Historical fiction brings together facts and _____"

What is "fiction"?
100

Name something factual in historical fiction.

setting, historical figures, major events

100

True or False. Historical fiction is strictly connected to history and language arts.

false    Historical fiction is cross curricular. It can be applied to any subject.

100

Name two different historical fiction time periods or events.

Civil War, Holocaust, Immigration in the 1800's, Orphan Train Movement in the 1800's
100

Name the main thing to evaluate when looking at a historical fiction book.

Is there a balance of the fictional story with real events/settng/historical figures?

200

True or False. Historical fiction includes a real setting.

true

200

These are mostly made up in historical fiction, but one may be created from a real historical figure.  Made up ones may interact with the real one.

characters

200

Name one benefit to historical fiction.

It makes history seem more real. We experience it through the characters.

It is entertaining.

We become educated about historical events and people.  

200

Name another time period/event categories of historical fiction.

What are Post-Civil War, WWI, Great Depression, WWII, Post WWII, or Civil Rights Movement, etc.

200

In "A Fateful Journey" how did the author use and alter the fact about steamship tickets being needed for the trip to America?

The author mentioned the tickets but he did not include the enormous cost of the tickets.

300

Name something besides setting that will be factual in historical fiction.

major events in history or historical figures

300

Name another element that is real in historical fiction.

historical figures, setting, major events, famous quotations

300

Name one benefit of historical fiction.

It makes history seem more real. We experience it through the characters.

It is entertaining.

We become educated about historical events and people.  

300

True or False. Each category of historical fiction contains relevant themes to its respective time period.

true

300

Name something used but altered in "A Fateful Journey"?

The fact that many immigrant families feuded was altered.

400

Provide an example of historical fiction that we read in class.

"Train to Somewhere" or "Witness to Greatness" or "Emily's Secret" or "A Fateful Journey"

400

Name one example of a factual account we studied.

Orphan Train Movement, Calamity Jane, etc.

400

Name one benefit of historical fiction.

It makes history seem more real. We experience it through the characters.

It is entertaining.

We become educated about historical events and people.  

400

Name a more modern period/event of historical fiction.

Civil Rights Movement, 9/11, Vietnam War

400

True or False. In "Fateful Journey" what was said about the trip that was true?  What was it like?

The trip was long and difficult.

500

True or False. Historical fiction means the setting is real, characters are made up or some may be real people, and the plot is realistic and believable

true
500

True or False. The goal or historical fiction is to incorporate and achieve a sense of realism while entertaining the reader.

true

500

True or false. The problem with historical fiction is that it does not provide anything that we can learn from.  It's only for entertainment.

false Historical fiction also educates us about past events/time periods/people.

500

Name another modern period for historical fiction (at least 20 years old.)

Civil Rights Movement, 9/11, Vietnam War

500

In "A Fateful Journey" name 2 things that were used  that were accurate?

Bremen, large port city

tickets were required

trip was long and difficult

immigrants took difficult jobs upon arrival in America


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