Kids learn more than just dates and facts when listening to historical fiction, according to new study

Teaching history to elementary students is stereotypically a straightforward affair, heavily weighted with names, dates and facts. But in a new paper published in the journal The Reading Teacher, a pair of Concordia researchers show that students can learn just as much from a good novel as they can from a good textbook—and in some cases, contribute to their own socio-emotional growth.

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