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Historical Fiction. Ms. Lippert Ms. Murphy. Historical Fiction: A Paradox. History Elements occur during a real time in the past Setting Dates Characters Momentous events Fiction Some elements of work are made up Characters Places Plot sequences. Setting. Set in the past

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historical fiction

Historical Fiction

Ms. Lippert

Ms. Murphy

historical fiction a paradox
Historical Fiction: A Paradox
  • History
    • Elements occur during a real time in the past
      • Setting
      • Dates
      • Characters
      • Momentous events
  • Fiction
    • Some elements of work are made up
      • Characters
      • Places
      • Plot sequences
setting
Setting
  • Set in the past
  • Definite time period in history
  • Real place in history
  • Accuracy and/or authenticity important
    • Information about time period, place, people, and culture

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    • takes place in Middle Earth

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

    • takes place in 14th century England
historical events
Historical Events
  • About important events that occurred in the past
  • Usually events greatly impacted people living during that time

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

    • Shark attacks by Moby Dick

Amelia’s War by Ann Rinaldi

    • Civil War
characters
Characters
  • Can be actual, historical figures
  • Can be fictitious people
  • live in a real, historical time and place
  • Behave in realistic ways

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    • the Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat

So Far From Home by Barry Denenberg

    • Mary Driscoll, fourteen year-old girl
language and slang
Language and Slang
  • Modern voice, but
    • Slang
    • Accents/dialects
    • Vocabulary (jargon of a particular culture/geographic region)

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

-“Ma” page 10

-“local song plugger” page 10

-“a rattler” page 5

-“speed-writing test” page 10

cultural artifacts
Cultural Artifacts
  • Objects from the specific time period
  • Makes setting believable
  • Clothing, hairstyles, appliances, machines, inventions, TV shows or movies, pieces of literature, music/artistic references…

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

  • “wearing my straw hat” page 8
  • “speed writing-test” page 8
  • “the memory book” page 8