Historical fiction is defined as movies and novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set. In other words, it is fiction (make believe) that is set, uses, compares, or takes place in history.
Some well-known examples of historical fiction include: Gone With the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Three Musketeers, Titanic and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. By the assignment due-date you will write your own short piece of historical fiction (fully cited in MLA, APA, or Chicago style) and in paper citation requirement.
The minimum requirements for the essay include: 6+ pages minimum, full citation of sources in the paper (a Works Cited is not good enough), proof-read and largely free of grammatical errors. You will be graded on the quality and originality of the work.