When history teachers bring historical fiction novels within their classroom they offer their students a distinctive possibility to explore history through the eyes of those who lived it. Within historical fiction novels characters and drama connect to past events in ways that compels students to see yesteryear at an emotional along with a cognitive level.
Once students become immersed in the novel’s setting, character, plot and theme, they become interested and stimulated by the novel’s story. They begin to draw inferences while reading the novel, about geography, religious beliefs, social attitudes, modes of transportation, distribution of wealth, social classes, and laws. They begin to absorb the historical details in the novel without even realizing they’re being instructed.
In contrast, if these same historical facts were presented in a textbook and the teacher asked the students to memorize them, it is probable that little information will be retained by many students.
Events are more significant in historical fiction novels because students must comprehend them to be able to understand the plot of the novel นิยายแปล. Students wthhold the historical information because it has been understood within the context of the plot, character, setting and theme of the novel. From this perspective, students begin to see what sort of study of yesteryear helps them better understand the present.
By providing *references, strategies and techniques to simply help students sift through fact and the fiction, teachers and parents can help students become expert “nitpickers” on the author’s use of historical data and spur stimulating class discussions in the process.
[*Reference sources for checking the accuracy of historical data include encyclopedias, almanacs, biographical dictionaries, dictionaries of history, serious local and national histories, and numerous other easily obtainable sources. Students may check school and town libraries along with local historical societies and their state library. Primary source materials tend to be available locally in church records, deeds, wills, probate records around halls, local cemeteries, local tax lists, federal census, town meeting records, old maps, letters and diaries, sermons, industrial records, local newspapers and elders who’ve resided in a residential area for an extended time.