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4. Respond to Your Questions as the Historical Person

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Portraying historical characters helps you connect to the past and explain the individual and their role in history in a personal way.

In this video, you will respond to your interview questions while portraying the role of your chosen historical person.

To begin, read the first question.

Imagine yourself in the role of the historical person and think of how they might respond.

Then, when you’re ready, begin typing a response to the question.

When you’ve finished answering the first question, read your response.

Ask yourself if it sounds like what your figure might say.

Then, move on to the next question.

Refer to your research notes when you type your responses to help you remember key details about the historical person.

Revisit the websites you used for your research if you need further help developing your answers.

Remember that as you are portraying your character, you should use language that is fitting for the historical era the person lived in.

For example, you wouldn’t want to use current slang words, or talk about things current to today’s society.

Continue typing answers for the rest of your questions.

When you’re finished, read your interview.

Does it make sense and include factual information?

Check for any spelling or grammar mistakes and fix them, if necessary.

Now, format your interview so that your questions and answers are neatly organized.

Now, it’s your turn: Type responses to the questions while portraying the historical person, And format the interview.


  1. Type responses to the questions while portraying the historical person.
  2. Format the interview.