Historical fiction,You will be graded on the quality and originality of the work. You have some artistic license with this paper. Be creative! You are attempting to write an original story that is based on US History. While many students may wish to work

The historical fiction topic has to be related to the class discussion. Therefore, besides the instruction down below, we still need to follow the keywords of the story.

1)Native America,
2)Spain growing with England decreasing. 
3) War, disease, slaves.
4) Year around 1470-1917.
5) The European Discovery of America
Slavery in the American Colonies
Puritans and Witchcraft
The French and Indian War
The American Revolution
The American Enlightenment

Historical fiction is defined as movies and novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set[1]. In other words, it is fiction (make belief) that is set, uses compares or takes place in history. Some well-known examples of historical fiction include: Gone With the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Three Musketeers, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

By the assignment due-date, you will write a short piece of historical fiction, cited with your references (a Works Cited is adequate), based off a list I provided by the due date. The minimum requirements for the essay include:

-5+ pages minimum

-Full citation of sources

-Proof-read and largely free of grammatical errors.

You will be graded on the quality and originality of the work. You have some artistic license with this paper. Be creative! You are attempting to write an original story that is based on US History. While many students may wish to work individually, this can also be a group project. If up to four students wish to do a group project they will jointly give an in-class presentation. Individual scores will be given based on the quality of the work and the amount of work done by the individual to the project. If you wish to do a group project, please see the instructor.

Topics for Summer II 2018 and the list of sources you can use:

The European Discovery of America
Slavery in the American Colonies
Puritans and Witchcraft
The French and Indian War
The American Revolution
The American Enlightenment

 

[1] “historical-fiction.” YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 05 July 2018.

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