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  • Historical Fiction as a Bridge to Content Area Literacy Kate Messner Children’s Author & ELA Teacher NBCT, 2005 www.katemessner.com
  • What do we remember?
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  • What the Research Says…
    • Students who read historical fiction:
    • Rated historical novels higher than textbooks
    • Saw historical facts as relevant to their lives
    • Made connections between history and contemporary society.
    Barton, Keith & Smith, Lynne A. Historical Fiction in the Middle Grades. Annual Meeting of the National Council for Social Studies, 1994.
  • Choosing Historical Fiction: A list of suggested criteria from Terry Lindquist, National Council for the Social Studies Elementary School Teacher of the Year
    • Historical fiction should:
    • present a well-told story that doesn’t conflict with
    • historical records
    • portray characters realistically
    • present authentic settings
    • artfully fold in historical facts
    • provide accurate information through illustrations
    • avoid stereotypes and myths
  • Using Historical Fiction
    • Picture books to introduce a unit
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  • Using Historical Fiction
    • Picture books to introduce a unit
    • Picture book biographies
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    • Connecting Kids with Authors
    • Blogs
    • Email
    • Facebook & Myspace
  • Historical Novels
    • Read-alouds in class with activities
    • Literature Circles
      • 4-5 copies of each book
      • Students self-select novels
      • Students work in small groups
      • Sidebar studies for research
  • What’s New in Historical Novels?
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  • Civil War Era
  • Vietnam Era
  • History for Harry Potter Fans: Historical Fantasy
    • A new take on the Rumpelstiltskin tale…
    • Set in the 18th Century
    • Early days of the Industrial Revolution
    • 18th Century folklore & superstition
    • Coming in March 2008 from Scholastic
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  • Spitfire: A Bridge to Content Area Literacy
    • Historical documents within the text
    • Free Study Guide aligned with state learning standards
    • Book group guides
    • Author visits
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  • Liberty Enterprise Royal Savage
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  • Holland Patent, NY ROAD TRIP!
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  • LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM VERGENNES, VERMONT http://www.lcmm.org
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  • Sinking of the Philadelphia
  • Scuttling the American Fleet Panton, Vermont
  • 18th Century Medicine Going to the hospital… Having surgery… http://www.museumboerhaave.nl/collectie/e_voorwerpen/amputatiezaag.html
  • 18th Century Powder Horns http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm003.html Powder horn map, 1757
  • From the Journal of Bayze Wells… September 22, 1776 This day the wind was Southerly but small and variable this morning at eight A.M. Ananius Tubbs was cabbed twelve strokes on his naked buttocks for sleeping on his watch. The wind increased at Southwest until night. Lieutenant Fox and Sergeant Whitney made us a visit.
  • Rabble in Arms Re-enacting the Battle of Valcour Island
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  • Students & Historical Fiction
    • Secondary Sources - Background Information
    • Primary Sources - Journals, Letters, Diaries
    • Field Trips & Virtual Field Trips
    • Experimental Archaeology
  • Secondary Sources
  • Primary Sources Sabbath 13 Oct this Day the wind at North we being against the mouth of Gillilands Crick the Enemy hove in Sight and Persued us with all Speede they Soon overtook the two Rear Rogalleys and Ogligd of them to Strike her Coulours and Come too the Galley Congress Retreated and fought they Soon Came up With four Gondolas and the Congress who were Obligd to run a Shore and blow them up and take to the land with the Loss of but few we marchd by land as far as against Crown point and Logd in the woods.
  • Field Trips & Virtual Field Trips
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • NYS Authors of Historical Fiction
    • Vivian Vande Velde
            • Kathleen Blasi
    • Elizabeth Sullivan Falk
            • Jennifer Roy
    • Joseph Bruchac
  • Perfect Partners…
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  • Coming in 2009… 1918 Spanish Influenza Epidemic
  • Coming in 2009… Iraq War On the Homefront
  • Coming in 2009… When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton Set in West Virginia - 1940s Switch from Steam to Diesel
  • Coming in 2009… About the Teenaged girl who was the Fifth wife of Henry VIII
  • Coming in 2009… World War II Era Internment of Japanese Americans
  • Coming in 2009… Historical Fantasy Set in 1890 NYS
  • Coming in 2009… Historical YA set at the Saratoga Racetrack… 1930s.
  • Coming in 2009… J.T. Dutton Set in 1990s at the time of Jerry Garcia’s death Main character obsessed with The Grateful Dead - 60s culture Edgy YA
  • Coming in 2009… THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z Walker Books for Young Readers, Fall 2009 Kate Messner
  • Historical Fiction as a Bridge to Content Area Literacy Kate Messner http://www.katemessner.com