For several years Dr. John Moser has been using a pedagogical tool called "Reacting to the Past", where students in a course take on the roles of various actors from real historical events. Students learn about their characters by studying primary sources and then act the part of their characters in selected events. It can get quite intense. Imagine debating the fate of the king during the French Revolution. In this video, Dr. Moser and some of his students in the Honors Western Civilization course discuss the approach.