I have used this project as an anticipation project so that my students will go into the unit on early settlements with the feeling that they already understand at least one aspect of the unit. Despite this use, it can also be used as a major project for the end of a unit on the colonies and early settlements.
This project allows the students to choose which product and subject they would like. It gives a total of 9 choices with subjects ranging from the Salem witch trials to Native American creation stories to the Lost Colony.
It focuses heavily on developing writing abilities in creative ways no matter the choice of the student.