Historical Dinner Party Project- Great Assignment that can be used for any unit/ Units
You are hosting a dinner party and are inviting 12 historical figures from our unit this school year. Some of your guests may not get along, they are from different cultures, and some may not eat what you have planned. It is your job to create a successful dinner party using the criteria below.
PART 1: CHOOSE YOUR GUESTS
You must have people from the following time periods. You can only be general about one person from each column, otherwise they all have to be specific individuals. (Example of general would be : War Hawk “someone doesn’t like war” during Vietnam era. Be sure to give a BRIEF Description of who they are
STEP 2: SEAT YOUR GUESTS.
Draw a table and explain you seating choice. (You might not want someone people to sit next to one another b/c they might fight, or you might want them to sit next to someone else b/c they might fight; you might want to group people with common interests…you decide and tell why thoroughly
Step 3: Topic of Conversation
A good host NEVER lets his/her guests sit in silence and knows their guests well. For each person come up with a topic of conversation or a question for them to answer.
Step 4: Food
What will you serve your guests? Think of their needs and or what they are associated with (example is someone fought in Germany, serve them German food; Gandhi cannot eat meat, so you might want to order him lettuce)
Step 5: Entertainment
You might want to provide a song that represents your guests. (Example: Rosa Parks is known for not sitting on the back of the bus- therefore she might really enjoy OutKasts “Rosa parks song where the line quotes “everybody move the back of the bus…” , Whereas Agent Deep Throat (from the Nixon hearings, the informant that refused to give up his name might use the Ting Ting’s “That’s not my name” because he refused to reveal his identity) Be sure to give reasons as to why they get that song
Step 6: Party Favors
Dinner guests love party favors. What will you give each of your guests as they leave your dinner party? Tell Why (example Martin Luther King Jr. might get a dream catcher b/c of his I have a dream speech)