Historic Dinner Party of Enlightened Guests
Students in AP and Honors European History classes researched major figures from the Age of Enlightenment and showcased their knowledge during a class “Dinner Party” where students acted and dressed like their famous personae.
As party guests, the students mingled with each other, making introductions and getting to know one another without revealing their names. The challenge was to determine which historical figure each classmate was impersonating.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Olympe de Gouges
Johann Sebastian Bach
After the dinner party, each student gave a brief presentation about their famous person. All together, this learning activity was a great way for Mrs. Salyards’ students to fortify their knowledge of figures from the Enlightenment.