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From the Web: Using Historical Fiction to Connect Past and Present

From the Web: Using Historical Fiction to Connect Past and Present

Anna Diamond’s article in The Atlantic discusses the use of historical fiction by primary and secondary school teachers to help teach history. Proponents argue that using such texts can help make the past come alive for students and provide students with a narrative they can relate to while also encouraging empathy. The article did caution overly enthusiastic supporters stating:

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Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds.
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Ryan Dahn

Dahn on Rüger and Wachsmann, 'Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany'


Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds. Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 336. pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-34778-7.

Reviewed by Ryan Dahn (University of Chicago, CHSS)
Published on H-PhysicalSciences (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Daniel Liu

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