In this project, participants learned about a specific historical moment by closely examining primary sources available from the Library of Congress. They crafted personal poems that embodied the voice and mind of fictionalized and historical characters. They also created unique characters through tableau, pantomime, scripting and costume design. These exercises provided participants with tools to teach students how to study a lived or imagined experience from multiple points of view. Sequential workshops were offered to educators working with grades 1–5; an education consultant advised small learning group leaders and led three days of plenary workshops on training educators to use primary sources.