This is a fun way to help explain to students that history happens everyday. So often our kids think of history as being "something really old", but as I talk to them during the first few days of school, I want to make it clear that a great deal has occurred just in their lifetime.
I give this assignment in the first few days of school and ask that it be completed at home.
The product is a simple half page explanation of the project. I have included two examples from past students.
It is also a great way to have some student work to display early in the school year.