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Essential Characteristics:   Pages:
Primary Mode Individual 229-231
Activity Focus Reading, Writing
Duration of Activity Single Session
Online Transferability High
Description and Purpose

Students assume the identity of an important or famous person in the discipline and write a letter explaining their thoughts on an issue, theory, or controversy to another important or famous person who holds a different perspective. The letter can be to a contemporary or it can be an imaginative juxtaposition between people of different eras.

This SET requires students to draw from their knowledge of the ideas and historical/social context of both people and to capture the essence of the personality and opinions of the person whose identity they are assuming. It is a challenging activity that can help develop students' ability to draw inferences from or conclusions about material they are studying and then synthesise and present their insights in an interesting and creative manner.

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