Writing a Short Story - History

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Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
History
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

Students will choose a period of history that they have studied so far and find interesting. Then, they will write a short story with the setting in that period of history.

Students can do the research and rough draft of their short story at home, and then they can write the final short story in class.

Goals

Students will learn:
To research topics
To develop a short story in different period of history
To revise, edit, and submit a final copy

Materials Needed

History book
Notecards or notebook paper
Pens and whiteouts

Procedure

First, students will look through their history books and select a period of history they have studied so far that they would like to study more.

Then, they will gather more information about that period such as clothes, weather, environment, food, activities, and other things that were involved during that period of history.

After that, they will write a short story using fictional characters, but a real setting and information based on the research in the period of history they chose.

Next, you will have them edit and revise their short story before they submit their final copy.

Finally, you will collect the papers and grade them.

Grading

You can grade on the accuracy of the information about the period of history they chose. You can also check on correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure.

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