One of my guilty pleasures is visiting failbook.com, where some of the postings take place in the form of conversations between movie or tv characters as a joke. Of course, setting up a false profile violated Facebook’s policies of use.
Well ReadWriteThink has a tool that can allow your students to create these same sorts of conversations between historical figures. (As an updated version of “invite 7 famous people to dinner”)
Students can create profiles and print them off without any of the facebook issues. This is a great tool with a ton of potential. http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/profile-publisher-a-30243.html
Imagine President Washington and President Lincoln chatting it up…