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Author Rodwell, Grant, author.

Title Whose history? : engaging history students through historical fiction / Grant Rodwell.

Publication Info. Adelaide, South Australia : University of Adelaide Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (1 electronic resource (xii, 265 pages))
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-265).
Contents Introduction -- Part I: The challenges of compulsory history in the Australian school curriculum. Compulsory history: the issues confronting teachers -- Student engagement through historical narratives -- Pedagogical dimensions of historical novels and historical literacy -- Part II: Understanding the genre of historical novels. Defining the historical novel -- The increase of history as a subject for novels: memory and the context of interpretation -- 'The plot against the plot': page-turners for students -- Counterfactual histories and the nature of history -- Alternate histories in the classroom -- 'Caught in time's cruel machinery': time-slip novels in the history lesson -- Part III: Deconstructing the historical novel. Whose history? historical fiction and the discipline of history in the classroom: varying views of the past -- Understanding the past through historical fiction -- Unpacking historical novels for their historicity: historical facts and historical agency -- Key themes in Australian history and their reflection in historical novels -- Conclusion.
Summary "Whose History? examines the traditions in Australian historical fiction, and ponders how Australian historical novels can engage teachers and student teachers."--Publisher's description.
Subject History -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- Arts & Humanities.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
History -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00958303
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781922064509 (electronic bk.)
1922064505 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053358161
AU@ 000060635068
GBVCP 100866071X
GBVCP 827333684
GBVCP 869963724

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