Danielle Gwyn’s 4th grade students at Letort Elementary transformed themselves into people of historical significance thanks to a creative writing assignment. The students’ assignment was to research a famous person in history, write a five paragraph biographical essay, and then portray that person in a “Blast from the Past” presentation. The students entered a time machine and came out dressed up as the famous person they had studied. Family and friends were invited to the presentation and rotated around the room listening to speeches from each famous person. It gave students the opportunity to showcase their writing, drawing, and acting skills.