Becoming your explorer

1. Choose a main character. This is going to be the owner of the page.
2. Think about relationships. Research family members and friends; business partners and patrons; enemies or competitors.
3. Make a plan. Think about how the conversation would to go: Is it going to cover a week or years? This will be important, and a plan will make putting the wall together much easier.
4. If computer access is a problem, draft the wall before it is entered on the computer.
5. Follow the assessment rubric.

Researching the information

Facebook changes the look of the site all the time! SO our template is a little out of date, but the sections are the same. For your explorer, you'll need to find

Basic Information

  • Full name
  • Birthdate
  • Hometown
  • Education


  • 6 pictures of people who would have been/could have been friends


  • Write at least 6 significant facts or events on the Timeline. These facts need to highlight important events within your explorer’s life. Each comment must be about a separate event and include the date. The comment can be from your explorer or from someone associated with your explorer.

Personal Information and Contact Information

  • Activities
  • Interests
  • Favorite Music
  • Favourite Entertainment

Using the template

  • Log into your Google account
  • Open your Google Drive page
  • Click on Create >New >Presentation
  • Click on Create >New> From Template
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  • Search for Historical Fakebook, choose


The template has an added page for more wall posts. It also has an additional page for comments attached at the end. This page can be duplicated as many times as necessary to add posts to the wall. To do this click on the page in the cue on the left of the screen, click on “Slide” at the top of the page, and then click on “duplicate slide.” This will allow for Facebook projects that have several pages of wall posts. I have had students do this project and produce over 20 pages of wall posts! To make replies to posts, just slide over the picture box and the text box. This makes the pages look realistic when they are finished.


This is not really a Facebook page - It's a Google Presentation. The links on the tabs at the top of each slide don't really work - though they look like links to Timeline, About, Photos, Videos, Places. You can create live links from the content you insert to other "real" web pages, if you wish.

When you are finished, share your page to and, with your team mate, and anyone else you would like to have see your work.
Important: Fill in this quick form with your name, and the share URL for your Fakebook page. Don't forget to click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form

To find the Share URL for your page, click on the blue "Share Button" at the top right of the page, change the settings to "Public on the web – Anyone on the Internet can find and view", copy and paste the link where you need it.


Real Facebook page for Galileo Galilei

Sample page for J:F: Kennedy