In this activity students are asked to break up into 4 or 8 groups. Depending on the size of the class and they are tasked with reading the memo below the image of the historical person they are analysing and researching their character further.
On the second page or backside of each introduction are a series of questions that allow students to assess the bias in the retelling of History. I.e. Were there people in Japan, Germany and Italy doing the right thing and the opposite for that of the Allies.
I also chose to make this task gender balanced by choosing two female characters and two male because I had a class that was 80% female and I thought that it was very important they see themselves in History even if the texts don't provide much coverage.
Appropriate for Australian Curriculum Year 10 History and above.