Students create the concept for a video game based off the ideas of ancient China and the importance of the Silk Road. Check out the examples. Students use PowerPoint/ComicLife to create the cover/back and then turn it in with a video game/dvd case. Boys love this activity! I introduce the assignment by discussing the Oregon Trail video game many student have played. I pass out two articles related to The Silk Road, watch scenes from The Story of Us related to ancient China and play one round of Marco Polo in class… well, kind of.