As my student's and I always have 'talked' about the 'what if's' in history. This project allows students to "change" the course of history if they had a magic wand and having my own students recreate history.
My students just love the idea that I open up history but it sure makes them 'remember' history. Once they re-write history they seem to remember it better plus they have a better working knowledge of what happen and what could have happened. Then that even helps our discussions.
I have just figured I wanted my students to get the same enjoyment from what I learned and studied in my 27 years teaching Louisiana history.
Once I finish this series of magazine covers, I plan to begin a series called "Barzare Places" based on my history club travels with my 8th grade Louisiana History club and one of before my favorite students , editor of our school newspaper and Beta student.