Who doesn’t love posters?
In a unit on nationalism and the Age of Revolutions (1848 in France, Germany, France, Hungary, etc. along with the Latin American revolutions) to do an in-class assessment, students were asked to create a poster advertising one of the revolutions in question.
Positives: It’s a fun opportunity for students to work together (or alone) and use colored pencils or markers to do something fun. They can be displayed in the room, which is always fun, and it’s a good way for students to become experts on one aspect of the unit.
Negatives: It can take a whole class period to work on it, and another class period if you want the pairs to present.