Historical Fiction Books present events that happened in the past, often during significant periods. In historical fiction, time is important as it presents the setting when the story or event occurred. Historical fiction includes fictional characters, renown historical figures or a mixture of fictional characters and renown heroes. The authors of the historical fictions pay attention to every detail as it is important. Primarily details must be provided in the setting, dialogue and clothing. This explains well how the events took place, thus an ease understanding to the readers.
Historical fiction plays a significant role especially to stimulating children imagination, creativity and critical thinking. Here are some of the benefits of these Fiction Books.
Promote multiple perspectives. It is important for children to share their points of view while respecting each other opinions. These fiction books introduce learners to characters with varied perspectives and provides resolutions on how people deal with divergent opinions and problems. Besides, they inform children on the interpretive nature of history, demonstrating how authors and illustrators deal with their issues maturely in different ways.
Historical fiction connects social studies to our school life. It not only enhances our understanding of the past but also helps us integrate social studies across the curriculum.
It is entertaining, challenging, amusing, absorbing and delightful. It inspires the child who inspires in return. It celebrates and respects children. Historical fiction meets the real needs of readers. It cultivates the feelings of friendship, togetherness, family attitude and helps one to define him/herself. It helps to grow the child’s nature that is energetic, exuberant, passionate, merry and curious. It is an effective vehicle for developing holistic and responsible individuals in society. By helping children to develop empathy and become aware of themselves are the most significant contributions of historical fiction.
Good historical fictions stimulate the child’s imaginations through vicarious experiences. It teaches children to behave responsibly as they learn from fictional characters. As such, sparking children awareness, perception and realize they are the products of history.
Historical fictions hammer every detail of the past. The books provide visual and contextual tips on how people lived, their speech and their way of dressing. Here the details serve as saving account to the students on the past way of life hence a more straightforward understanding of the past.
Historical fiction books provide significant events of the past that help us to reshape our thinking and way of life. Besides, they help us develop our morality, awareness, creativity, imagination and help us understand our past. Their details are necessary to teach children to history and culture.