A student-choice project that covers the unit of the American Civil War. Topics align with the Virginia Standards of Learning, but can be customized to fit your curriculum.
Students create a newspaper (North or South), annotated timeline, poster, soldier's diary (North or South), or a slave's diary to show an understanding of 8 topics:
Causes of the War
Gettysburg & Gettysburg Address
Sherman's March to the Sea
The project includes descriptions of each activity, a rubric that can be customized for your needs, and more detailed guidelines of the newspaper and diary options. This can be easily scaffolded for students of all learning levels, and the options give students freedom and ownership to show mastery.