Texas Regions: This would be an even better project for students to do! In groups they could each make a map of the regions. This would teach the students mapping skills and let them differentiate each region
Turn historical figures into Wanted Figures. This can especially effective if you have students take the point of view of one side of a war or battle. Why would the English put George Washington on a Wanted Poster? Individual, with large paper grade)
Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today, nonfiction article, family tree, grandparent (or older relative) interview, and a timeline.