Lesson 1 (from Section I - Chapters 1-8)
Students will consider the genre of historical fiction. They will learn about the history of this novel and discuss the pros and cons of the genre.
Lilac Girls is a work of historical fiction. It is based on the story of Caroline Ferriday, a New York socialite who raised money to bring the “Rabbits” of Ravensbruck to America to receive medical attention. The genre of historical fiction is used to tell true stories that take place in the past. In the case of Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly does not just take a real place from the past, she also takes real people and events to write about.
Class Discussion: Students will be given the definition of historical fiction. They will also be given different examples of famous works of historical fictions (both movies and novels). They will be asked to answer the following questions...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.5, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.5, 11-12.10
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