Objective: Author's Preface | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2: This lesson focuses on telling history from fiction. This is important because the author, while knowledgeable about history, creates this book as a work of fiction. However, the book is presented as a previously undiscovered manuscript that brings to light details missing from the memoirs.
1. Have the class brainstorm the differences between a tale of history and a tale of fiction. These differences can include a list of things that a history book would have that a fiction novel wouldn't, or types of language used etc.
2. Divide the class into small groups. Based on the lists the class make, have each small group make a list of things from their reading that fall into each category - history or fiction. Then have each small group decide what the book is - history or fiction, and why. Present these conclusion to the class...
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