Essential Question: What is the role of setting in historical fiction?
Think about how the setting affects the mood and conflict in our historical-fiction play Seabiscuit (ahem, Common Core Standard R3). They will also view and discuss a Scope video about the 1930s and read an editorial about why people root for underdogs like Seabiscuit.
Featured Skills: synthesizing key ideas from multiple texts; understanding historical fiction
• to read a historical-fiction play and understand its 1930s context
• to read an editorial about underdogs and make connections to the play
• to participate in a class discussion
• to synthesize ideas and details to respond to a writing prompt
Watch: Intro Video: 1930s
• November 12, 2012, issue of Scope -- Seabiscuit
• digital version of Seabiscuit to project
• video “Scope Time Machine: The 1930s”
• Scope activity sheet “Video Discussion Questions”
• audio clip of 1940 radio broadcast
• Scope activity sheet “Critical-Thinking Questions”
• Scope activity sheet “Seabiscuit’s Fans”
• contest entry form