This is a great project for a US History class that targets specific periods in time. The students have to choose some major events (from both US and world happenings) for that time period. The end project is a video that includes an interview, reporting on major news, time appropriate commercials, and more. This is a great interdisciplinary assignment especially if you have access to a video production teacher. There is a pretty thorough explanation and rubric with this one- I have revised many times and used with many different classes / topics.