For advanced students or students you trust with doing independent work, this activity is perfect. While reading or researching about the Age of Exploration and/or Colonial America, students will record content-specific words they don't know, Very Important People, and pertinent locations. Also, they will create an artistic piece that represents an event during this unit. This activity smoothly coincides with however you teach the Age of Exploration and/or Colonial America. My students usually include information on the original "discoverers" of the New World, the Salem Witch Trials, and the founding of the colonies. Tailor this to your curriculum.