• Fact Through Fiction

Fact Through Fiction

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Key information
Cost $150 per class (of up to 30 students) Duration One school period after 1:30pm Curriculum links Stage 4 & 5: Elective history, Topic 1: Constructing history
Years 4 – 7 (Stages 2, 3 & 4): English
Years 7-10 (Stages 4 & 5): English, suggested fiction texts
Year 11 & 12 (Stage 6): English (Standard); English (Advanced); English Extension 1 and Extension 2

Historical fiction is a unique way for students to engage emotionally and intellectually with the Holocaust.

Graphic novels like MAUS, works of young adult fiction like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and films such as The Pianist, Schindler’s List and Life is Beautiful provide the opportunity for audiences to consider how history is conveyed and how it informs popular culture.

This interactive session will explore the issues of historical accuracy and authorship.

We recommend the following texts:
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
Karen Levine, Hana’s Suitcase
Jacqui French, Hitler’s Daughter
Art Spiegelman, MAUS
Morris Gleitzman, Once, Then and Now
Eli Wiesel, Night
The Pianist
Schindler’s List
Life is Beautiful

When making your booking, please inform us which texts you are studying so that we can tailor your program accordingly.

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