Teaching Tip: Historical Fiction

Historical fiction can be a valuable teaching tool. This genre brings past time periods to life and adds interest to your social studies instruction. Here are criteria to keep in mind when selecting historical fiction for your students to read. The work should:
  • be historically accurate.
  • present an interesting story.
  • provide facts that your students should know.
  • portray historical figures accurately.
  • avoid stereotypes and myths.
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