Historical Obituaries (H)


Creative digital project that asks students to let historical figures have the final say about their legacy by writing their own obituaries. While this Project is written around History content, applications of this experience are also valid in LA – think characters and authors and expository writing.


History is a fickle judge of events and people, shaped as it is by the benefit of hindsight and changing perspectives. How people are remembered may not be exactly how they wish to be remembered. No individual, no matter how great or how small, gets to shape the way history views them. Until now. In this Meridian Stories Project, select historical figures from a historical period or event write their own obituaries. Capitalizing on themes that include a thoughtful analysis of historical figures and subjective vs. objective thinking, this Meridian Stories Project results in students producing an audio recording of their historical figure, as told in the first person.