Young Adult Historical Fiction
Growing up was hard to do in the wayback days.
History = yawn.
Okay, not really, but sometimes it seems that way. Well, Shmoopers, we have a surefire way to make history come alive: historical fiction. By looking at history through the eyes of imaginary characters, we're able to think about the past from a completely new angle.
And that's not all. In this three-week course, you'll be reading young adult historical fiction—that means we get to see the past through the eyes of a kid. Coming-of-age in a certain time period really makes you appreciate it that much more. So get ready to appreciate.
- Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or another word processing program
- All other work can be done via the Shmoop website.
Unit 1. Young Adult Historical Fiction
The three books we'll be tackling together are as follows:
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
- Number the Stars
- The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
- Course Length: 3 weeks
- Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10
- Course Type: Nano
- Category: English
Just what the heck is a ShMOOC?
Common Core Standards
The following standards are covered in this course:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.1