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. In other words, it is fiction (make believe) 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 your own short piece of historical fiction (fully cited in MLA, APA, or Chicago style).
The minimum requirements for the essay include: 6+ pages minimum, double-spaced, full citation of sources, proof-read and largely free of grammatical errors. You will be graded on the quality and originality of the work.
While many students may wish to just write a paper, this assignment may also be completed as a presentation. If you choose to do a presentation you may pick the medium (e.g. video, animation, etc.). Please discuss your presentation with me before you begin so I can make sure we are on the same page, so to speak. The Historical Fiction is worth 200 points.