Middle School Historic Fiction Teacher Resources
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Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences they find?
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Long Way Home
When did your ancestors arrive in the United States of America? Did they come in through Ellis Island? Middle school learners research immigration and Ellis Island. They write a piece of historical fiction based on what it would have been like to emigrate to the U.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 74 Downloads
Writing a Historical Fiction Story
What is historical fiction? After explaining the difference to your learners, it's time to give each learner a try! With your support, encourage them to research, plan, and write their own historical fiction story. Don't forget to have a day to share each other's works!
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
Writing (and Rewriting!) History
Students differentiate between fiction and non-fiction, discuss historical fiction, which combines both genres, choose historical novel from list and read independently, and write original short stories that combine elements of fiction and non-fiction.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Use any of the great prompts provided, including post-reading questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 196 Downloads CCSS: Designed
African-American Autobiography for the Middle School Student
Students are introduced to the characteristics of an autobiography. For each author, they research their life and works and discuss why it reflects different time periods of African-Americans. In groups, they brainstorm characteristics of a character and the setting they are going to use in writing their fictional autobiography.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Detective Fiction: Focus On Critical Thinking
Turn your 6th graders into detectives while growing their love of reading. Using critical thinking skills, they will be able to describe the five basic elements of detective fiction, read detective novels, make predictions, use the scientific method, and write their own detective story.
6th Language Arts 41 Views 109 Downloads
Is Grandpa Right, Were Winters Colder When He Was a Boy?
Students compare current weather data to historic data to see if there is a temperature change. In this weather lesson students complete a lab activity and determine average changes in temperature, precipitation and cloud cover.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 12 Downloads
Music-Recreation and Function: The Civil War Soldiers Experience
Students take a closer look at the American Civil War In this literature instructional activity, students read Soldier’s Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteer by Gary Paulsen.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 23 Downloads
Detective Fiction for Remedial Readers
Eighth graders in a remedial reading class are introduced to detective fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After reading about their lives and work, they define new vocabulary and practice using a guided reading structure to read the material again.
8th Language Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License
Students examine The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. In this visual arts lesson, students study the historical significance of the event as they examine the Grant Wood painting and primary sources regarding the event.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
Cardiac Arrest! Using Forensics to Investigate Cardiovascular Anatomy and Function
Young scholars identify the different parts and functions of the cardiovascular system. In this forensics lesson, students collect and analyze evidence on a fictional crime. They describe different causes of cardiac arrest.
11th - 12th Science 43 Views 174 Downloads
Lesson Plan - The Barbara Frietchie Story – Fact or Fiction?
Middle schoolers differentiate between fact and legend. In this Barbara Freitchie lesson plan, students read poetry and non-fiction accounts regarding the story of Freitchie. Middle schoolers analyze the story of the American patriot to determine how much of it is historically accurate.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
Analyzing and Evaluating Holocaust Literature
Students examine the history of the Holocaust through literature. Using different pieces of literature, they critique the items in terms of being historical accurate and its value in telling the stories of the Holocaust. They create a timeline putting the major events into chronological order.
8th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 24 Downloads
Life in Korea During World War II: When My Name Was Keoko
Twelfth graders review facts about roles of Asia and Japan in World War II, read When My Name Was Keoko to familiarize themselves with daily life and historic events during World War II in Korea, and participate in student-led discussions on various themes following each chapter read.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Civil War Through a Child's Eyes
Students focus upon the Civil War era using research methods of drawing information from primary sources. Literature and photographic images reflect, communicate, and influence human perspectives of historical events. The lesson plan helps students to see the era through the eyes of a child instead of an adult.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads
Can you Prove it?
Tenth graders examine how primary source documents help authors and museum curators interpret historic events. In this social studies instructional activity, 10th graders research primary source documents. Students create a powerpoint to present their primary sources.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads