This product can be used for a wide variety of topics! We had our students take themselves "back in time" to a period in Colorado's history and write about their experiences and how it helped to shape Colorado. This journal took our students a little over a month to complete, as it starts out with research of their time period, writing of the journals, and then publishing them on the Internet using Google Sites. This product comes with a teacher sample to show your students using a made up time period, a whole packet for students to record their research, artifacts, compare lifestyles, as well as write their rough draft of the journal entires. Finally, there is a rubric for self-assessment and teacher assessment and a homework assignment for students to share their journals with a parent. I also included screen shots of a student's Google Site to see what it may look like and sound like when your students are finished.