You are instructed to keep a journal (diary) throughout this course to record the events of history as viewed through the eyes of a character which you will create.  In the creation of your character, breathe as much life into this person as you can.  Write as much about their life as you can imagine as it will help in future journal assignments.  Give this person a name, age, occupation, and family.  What are this person's hopes and dreams?  Where does he or she live?  Who are his/her friends?