Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2 and 3)
Chapters 1, 2 and 3
"The Winds of War" is a fictional account of the Henry family's experiences immediately preceding World War II. This novel falls into the genre of historical fiction. Historical fiction is a style in which authors attempt to capture the essence of a particular era by inserting fictional characters into a setting that may include historically accurate persons, events and social conditions. The objective of this lesson is to examine the style of historical fiction in preparation for the study of "The Winds of War."
1. As a class, discuss the style of historical fiction. Based on the title of the genre, what characters and events might students expect to encounter while reading? What are the characteristics of historical fiction? What limitations might be placed on dialogue, setting and action as a result of the genre?
2. Have each student research and list the main characteristics...
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