Interviewing a Historical Figure

Suggested Grades



Students will examine a historical figure by designing an interview for them.


  • resources for research: books, magazines, newspapers, internet


  • In pairs students pick a historical figure that they are interested in.
  • Students write down a list of questions that they would like to ask the historical figure if they were still alive. Use the library and the internet to find the answers.
  • Prepare a presentation for the class. One student becomes the historical figure and the other becomes the interviewer.
  • Variation:Students can dress up as interviewers and historical figures.
    Interview also can be videotaped and presented as a talk show.