This lesson can be used in any U. S. History or World History class. Most students believe they know very little about history when they enter my middle school/high school class. This assignment assesses how much they know and surprises them as to how much they have retained from their great elementary teachers! The lesson also creates a timeline that we fix and add to for the rest of the course. Finally, students set up a skit for another class in a David Letterman type interview of 5 -7 famous people from the era you are teaching.