You just might need this no mater what subject you teach. As a history teacher, I used it quiet off for any chapter – World, American, State history. I do know that my own school's ELA teachers used this for many of their books. I have never asked for long written items from my students or fantastic artwork. I just want to know that they are "thinking" about a person/event/reason.
It has always led to some very informative items or lessons/questions.
All of this left me with lots of additional topics to talk about. We have loved this project, no matter what chapter/era we were covering.
It is a great item to do and very easy to grade.