Fact or Fiction: Teaching with Historical Fiction. American History Foundations August 18, 2011 Fran Macko, Ph.D. [email protected] What is historical truth? What strategies promote students’ understanding of historical truth?
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To effectively use historical fiction to support students in understanding history, they need to:
After compiling their lists, students work in pairs or small groups to discuss and verify, where possible, the information on their fact, fiction and not sure lists.
Using the class list, students read the paired non-fiction text and clarify the information on their not sure lists, marking the facts with a check.