I am always trying to find ways to make learning about history more interesting. Students have fun creating trading cards based on historical figures we have been studying. They include important details about the historical person on the left side of the card. On the right side of the card, they decorate it (colorfully) with the name of the era and appropriate decorations. For instance, if the historical figure is from the 1920s, on the right side I would have students write “Roaring Twenties” and decorate it to represent that time period. They can then fold the paper, glue, and trim the edges to finish their cards. I sometimes have students glue it on a piece of construction paper cut down to size so that the card is a bit more durable. I’ve even had students “trade” them in the past as a game, which students enjoy. It gives them a chance to show off their cards and learn more about other famous people from the time period.