In this project, students are asked to pick 8 events (from a list of 10) that led to the American Revolution. They must describe the event, and why it was a cause of Revolution. The final product can be done on a poster board, a sheet of paper, multiple sheets of paper taped together, etc. It is a research-based partner project, although it would be very easy to adapt in different ways. The packet comes with links to all of the websites to be researched for each event (and pdf copies of the gilder lehrman websites, in case you school isn't a member). The packet also has a research organizer for each of the events, which in my class, no students can start on the timeline itself until the research packet is complete.
4 of the events need a paragraph description and the other 4 need an illustration with a two sentence caption. I have differentiated up or down, depending on the class.
Packet also comes with a rubric.