This is similar to the Fakebook project that Abelyn suggested for her history students. ‘Facebook for dead people’ leverages on students’ familiarity with Facebook and gets them to create Facebook profiles for historical figures. This template is created by Derrick Waddell (see Facebook template for historical figures).
It is available through the Google Docs public template gallery and requires students to complete a Facebook profile for famous people throughout history. The template has a place for pictures, an “about me” section, a friends column, and a map to plot the travels of historical figures. Please note, this template will not result in an actual Facebook account being created.
Original post: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/08/historical-facebook-facebook-for-dead.html#.UqyjTmRDtKk