As a long-time middle school history teacher I have always been looking for something that will make facts/stories/info get burned into my kids noggins and as an art teacher, I have created a bunch of new and interesting ways to get my kids to 'think' for a change, to tell me THEIR story in a slightly different way. Here is an END-OF-YEAR, MIDDLE-OF-THE-YEAR, WHENEVER-TIME, ART PROJECT, EZ TO GRADE ways to get them to re-dreg up what they have learned throughout the year, chapter, text, reading and unit and make them relate to them as distinct items and in distinct eras.
These magazines covers lets students create other sections or historical figures or themes or landmarks or ERAs generally not in the text BUT SHOULD MIGHT BE. It may be about George Washington, or one of Huey Long's family members, or maybe Andrew Jackson's wife; U.S. Grant's officers, King Tut's reign, Genghis Khan's battles but these covers never happened but they do & ask students to tell me what they learned, may have learned or what MIGHT have happened IF. This year let them draw it here on one of these 24 GENERAL MAGAZINE COVER ideas.
These magazine covers are just another way to get students talking, thinking, and letting you know just how much they have learned throughout this book/chapter/lesson/unit.
Enjoy these. Have fun. Pick one and be creative and just 'let go' for it once this school year.