I use this project as a final project to assess my students on the Causes of the American Revolution, before we launch into the battles of the American Revolution.
My students LOVE doing this instead of a quiz or test. I LOVE the fact it tests their knowledge, but also gives them a chance to figure out any gaps in their learning and plug those holes on their own. It is a great experience in cooperative learning, and a project that is perfect for a small group. I usually make groups of 3-4.
The directions outline the goals and expectations of the project, and the attached rubric allows for summative assessment. This generally takes three-four 45 minute class periods.
Simple and to-th-point on purpose. Just print, copy, explain the directions/rubric and let them review, learn, and create!