Have you ever wondered what William Shakespeare’s Facebook profile would look like, assuming he was alive today? Many of the historical figures from the Humanities died long before the advent of social media; however, that doesn’t mean that we can’t use what we know about a historical figure to suppose what their social media profile might look like.
Using the list of Humanities figures and the social media profile template that follow, you will research the Internet and the Online Library to find common information that your figure might use in his or her own social media profile. Approach the creation of the profile as though this figure is alive today and make the profile look and feel like an actual Facebook (or other social media) profile. Feel free to add any additional information that you feel would make this profile really stand out and be sure to add both a profile picture and a cover photo.
Click here to download a template that you can use to create a social media profile for the figure who you chose.
List of choices: Ludwig van Beethoven, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frank Lloyd Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Leonardo DaVinci, Mary Shelley, Alfred Hitchcock, Langston Hughes, Virginia Woolf, Albert Einstein, Ansel Adams, Joseph Campbell, Billie Holliday, Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe, Duke Ellington.