I use this as a review activity for our Fifth Grade Civil War and Reconstruction Unit. To put a twist on the review, I will take a copy of the organizer and cut the topics apart. Then I pass them out to my students. I give them about 7-8 minutes to write something about their topic. Students then share within their small groups. My students' favorite part comes next when I have them get up out of their seats and go around the room to gather the rest of the information for their organizers. This prompts discussions and sharing of information between everyone. This keeps them interested, motivated, and on task. It's simple, but it works. It also makes a great study guide.