Reopening: Moving Toward More Equitable Schools

Invented Character Profiles

Part of the Projects at Home Collection

Created By

EL Education

Create a realistic fictional person and a file of their life, with physical, personality, family, school, and job descriptions, and life artifacts.

To get started with this project, check out these models:

Tips

  1. Try to make your character realistic, so that people might think he or she really exists. You can take ideas from people you know, from history, and from books, movies and television. This is different from creating an imaginary character for a video game: these are fake people who seem real. 

  2. You can decide what things go into his or her profile. Some suggestions from our models are descriptions for: physical look, personality, family, personal history, school, career, typical day. But you can decide on any descriptions you wish. You can invent a family tree for your character, and fake artifacts from their lives, like a birth certificate, diploma, driver’s license (you can copy these things from real-life artifacts). 

  3. Your descriptions of your character can include stories from their lives, which you copy from people you know, stories you’ve read, or just make up from scratch! 

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. 
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag:  #ProjectsAtHome.

Created By

EL Education

Create a realistic fictional person and a file of their life, with physical, personality, family, school, and job descriptions, and life artifacts.

To get started with this project, check out these models:

Tips

  1. Try to make your character realistic, so that people might think he or she really exists. You can take ideas from people you know, from history, and from books, movies and television. This is different from creating an imaginary character for a video game: these are fake people who seem real. 

  2. You can decide what things go into his or her profile. Some suggestions from our models are descriptions for: physical look, personality, family, personal history, school, career, typical day. But you can decide on any descriptions you wish. You can invent a family tree for your character, and fake artifacts from their lives, like a birth certificate, diploma, driver’s license (you can copy these things from real-life artifacts). 

  3. Your descriptions of your character can include stories from their lives, which you copy from people you know, stories you’ve read, or just make up from scratch! 

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. 
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag:  #ProjectsAtHome.

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