Students in fifth, sixth, and seventh grade were each assigned a specific historical character that had an impact during reconstruction after the Civil War. They are researching different topics and finding out their characters point of view on topics such as State Rights, Federal Rights, Education, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. As the students are researching they are also compiling background information about their character. They are then going to take the background information that they have found and the points of view of their characters thoughts on the specific topics and put it into a paper that they are going to be reading to the class. One neat thing about this project is when the students are reading their paper to the class they are going to be dressed as their historical character.