Imagine that you are writing a letter to a historic figure from a period of Western Civilization that we studied (roughly 1600-1960).  It would be someone that you like.  What would want to say to this person?  Are there things that you would like to ask this person?  Is there something that you’d like to know about this person that is unknown?  What would you say about some of the actions that this person did in his or her life?  You can be open and honest with this figure – you can complement them or rebuke them for their actions and behavior.