Open Access Graduate Research Paper
History can be one of the most exciting courses that high school students study. Yet often it is rendered lifeless by the sole use of the textbook. It is assumed that if the students are allowed to read history related crime fiction in conjunction with their history courses they will find the subject to be more interesting because the human drama of history is better personified in fiction than in the textbook. In addition to the concern for the students' interest in history it is assumed that when given the opportunity teachers will work with media specialists on instructional development if provided with concrete ideas. This bibliography and the theory behind its use is one such set of concrete ideas.
With these assumptions in mind an annotated bibliography of crime fiction for use in world and United States history is presented for use by both media specialists and social studies teachers. All titles selected for inclusion have been slotted in the appropriate historical category; each entry includes complete bibliographic information and an annotation briefly outlining plot and historical content.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Library Science
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©1985 Matthew A. Kollasch
Kollasch, Matthew A., "The Criminal Side in the Curriculum: A Bibliography of Crime Fiction for Use in Secondary World History and United States History Courses" (1985). Graduate Research Papers. 3807.