Historical Fiction ~ Learning History Through Literature

I am a big believer in using historical fiction to teach history, as well as to learn about history myself. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres of literature!

Historical Fiction Learning History Through Literature from Starts At Eight

This is a landing page for all the historical fiction related articles I have written. I will continue to write about historical fiction, and thus will add to this page as I do. Please Pin for later and check back for more great historical fiction resources.

Historical Fiction

Why Read Historical Fiction

Why Read Historical Fiction

Learn American History Through Literature: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

Learn American History Through Literature: Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Learn about the assassination of President Lincoln from the events leading up to the assassination all the way through the capture of John Wilkes Booth. Including a FREE Printable Chasing Lincoln’s Killer Timeline.

Learn American History Through Literature: Ghosts of the Titanic

Learn American History Through Literature: Ghosts of the Titanic

Learn about the sinking of the Titanic from an unusual perspective, from those sent out to clear the bodies from the water. Engage in discussion questions and complete many fun extension activities related to the sinking of the Titanic.

Historical Fiction Series ~ Titanic

Historical Fiction Series - Titanic from Starts At Eight

A list of historical fiction set around the Titanic, as well as related activities and a FREE Printable Titanic Timeline.

Learn American History Through Literature: Pedro’s Journal

Learn American History Through Literature: Pedro's Journal

Pedro’s Journal is a great story for children to put themselves smack in the middle of Columbus’s journey on the Santa Maria in 1492.

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message from Starts At Eight

Historical Fiction Series ~ Columbus

Historical Fiction ~ Columbus from Starts At Eight

Learn American History Through Literature: The Holocaust

Learn American History Through Literature: The Holocaust

 

Historical Fiction for the Civil War

Historical Fiction for the Civil War from Starts At Eight

Historical Fiction for the American Revolution

Historical Fiction for the American Revolution from Starts At Eight

Salem Witch Trials

Learn About the Salem Witch Trials Through Historical Fiction from Starts At Eight

This article includes activities and questions for a teen themed book club. The two books included are The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Shape of Mercy.

Historical Fiction Book Reviews

Teaching Middle School History Through Literature – A Beautiful Feet Curriculum Review

Teaching Middle School History Through Literature from Starts At Eight. Literature is a great way to bring history alive! Beautiful Books offers History Curriculum using literature to make it fun and engaging!

Book Review: By The Light of the Silvery Moon

Book Review: By The Light of the Silvery Moon from Starts At Eight

Remember the Titanic 100 years after its doomed voyage with Tricia Goyer’s fictional portrayal of one woman’s journey. To Amelia Gladstone, this ship means promise of seeing family again. To Quentin Walpole, the Titanicrepresents a new start in America…if he can get onboard. All seems lost until Amelia offers him a ticket, securing his passage—and bringing him face-to-face with his railroad tycoon father and older brother, Damian. As Amelia works to reconcile father and son, she finds herself the object of both brothers’ affection. Can she choose between two brothers? Or will she lose everything to the icy waters of the Atlantic?

Book Review: How Huge the Night

Book Review: How Huge the Night from Starts At Eight

Based on the true story of the town of Le Chambon-the only French town honored by Israel for rescuing Jews from the Holocaust-How Huge the Night is a compelling, coming-of-age drama that will keep teens turning the pages as it teaches them about a fascinating period of history (the Holocaust) and inspires them to think more deeply about their everyday choices.

Sophie’s Choice

Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief

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Other Literature Suggestions

 

Check out my High School Literature Lists:

High School Literature List Series from Starts At Eight

Picture Books & Read Alouds:

I have a Picture Books & Read Alouds Pinterest board where you can find tons of great literature, and lists of books in categories like, for boys/girls, those that love science, etc.