Learn more about the genre of historical fiction. There are definitions and listings of recommended children’s books, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on various historical fiction books.
In this unit, students learn about the historical fiction genre by reading selections from the American Revolutionary period. A selected reading list is given. Additional teaching units involving historical fiction are provided.
These sites have lessons and activities for this "Dear America" book, plus biographies about author Kathryn Lasky. Includes information about the people and activities that were popular during the Great Depression.
These sites have activities and discussion questions about "Sarah, Plain and Tall" and its sequel, "Skylark." Also includes information about author Patricia Maclachlan, the state of Maine, and life on the prairie.
These sites have discussion guides and activities for two books: "Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over? The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson" and "The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier." There is also information about the authors and about daily life in a Civil War camp. Topics include food, entertainment, and the importance of letter writing.