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writing a fictional account where an animal or object claims credit for changing history

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Today you will plan to write your own story with an imaginary animal/object that will retell a historical event that you have learned about. Begin by pressing the button below to inspire you with a historical event.

Once you have chosen an event from the list or thought up an original idea, use the left side of your graphic organizer to write down as many facts you know about this event.

Then, refer to a website like Yahoo Kids to assist you with additional historical facts. Think about what you already know about your event and create an image in your mind of how a character may have felt during if he/she witnessed the experience.

Use specific details to help the reader visualize what exactly is occurring in history. You need at least five different events to happen during your story, and they all need to be as historically accurate as possible.


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Can you write a creative story (with at least five, accurate historical facts) from the perspective of...



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