Sparking a student's interest in the history of his or her country has long been a challenge for teachers everywhere. Dry facts outlining an obscure historical event will probably do little to help a pupil realize that such an incident may, in fact, have had a direct bearing on his/her own life.
The Historical Fiction Integrated Unit is a 34 page, comprehensive unit of study designed to be used by the classroom teacher with any novel of this genre. It was designed as a generic tool to work as a supplement when reading or studying historical fiction novels.
The educational expectations for these activities are common to most institutions and relevant and meaningful to students everywhere. The flexibility of the unit allows teachers the choice of using one novel, or a number of different novels with this resource.
The guide is presented in Activity-format with attention to Setting, Plot, and Characters. Integrated activities in the areas of Art, Creative Writing, Research, Technology, and Vocabulary are vital to the unit.
The writer of this curriculum unit has had more than 50 curriculum units published.