In some cases, it may be best to conquer the students' difficulties with reading before you move on to trying to get them interested in a reading-heavy subject. This article gives useful tips for addressing this problem.
A motivational video explains why history is both fun and important. Even though struggling readers might not be able to read the text in the video quickly, the video itself is still engaging enough to hold interest.
An article set up in a question and answer style. One teacher inquires about making history interesting to her classroom full of struggling readers, and another teacher provides a rich and insightful answer.