For advanced students or students you trust with doing independent work, this activity is perfect. While reading or researching about the American Revolution, 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 American Revolution. My students usually include information on the Enlightenment, Acts of Parliament, Colonial Protest, and Battles of the Revolution. Tailor this to your curriculum.