This is a reproducible handout or packet of information teachers can give to students. It contains background information about writing a Historical short story which incorporates research. This writing assignment can be used in either a Creative Writing, Language Arts, or Social Studies class. Students must research a time and place in history in order to write a "period" story.
Students should follow a typical plot structure but add in accurate details about clothing, setting, customs etc from the period they have researched. This assignment can be used as an evaluation piece after students study a period in history.
This assignment can be modified to suit grades 7-12.