This is an important project for a couple of reasons: First of all, students learn how observations and imagination come together to create characters! These characters are then ready for students to use for improvs, sketch work, and scenes. Secondly, this project encourages students to investigate the nature of conflict...not arguing...but real conflict! This project has worked equally well in middle school and high school classes! And, of course, there is an easy-to-use rubric, making grading easy and transparent for students.