Below you will find links to and descriptions of all the assignments we use for Choose Your Own Adventure.
Click on the individual assignment links to get the full instructions and printable worksheets.
25 XP Assignments
20-30 Minutes to complete
Acrostic Poem-A word from the unit is written vertically and then each letter is used to start each line of a descriptive poem.
Advertisement-Create a print advertisement for an invention from the given civilization.
Advice Letter-Write a letter to a historical figure giving him or her advice on a problem.
Bumper Sticker-Create a witty bumper sticker about a specific topic. Recommended only for highly creative students
Caution-Create a caution sign warning people about something dangerous from a civilization.
Countdown-Complete a 5-stage graphic organizer including key terms, review questions and a symbol.
Daily Planner- Write out the daily schedule for someone living in an ancient civilization.
Neo-Venn Diagram-Like a Venn Diagram only less reliant on drawing properly sized circles
Picture Frame- Design a graphic organizer in the shape of a picture frame about a historical figure.
Postcard from the Past-Make a postcard as if you were visiting an ancient civilization
Report Card-Gives grades to a historical figure in categories assigned by your teacher
Top Ten-Create a top ten list of contributions and achievements from a civilization.
TXT MSG SUMRE- Write a summary of a historical event in the form of a text message to a friend.
Wanted Poster-Create a wanted (or hero) poster for a person from history
50 XP Assignments
45 minutes to complete
Annotated Illustration-Students draw a full-page picture of a historical object or location and write 6 captions to describe it
Brain Chain- List 10 important people, events, concepts, etc. and 5 generic history terms then create conceptual links between them in a graphic organizer
Character Clash-Complete two bio-poems side to side to highlight the similarties and differences between two historical figures or groups
Circle Summary-Complete a graphic organizer as a history unit summary. Requires the unit to be broken down into 5 parts to work as shown here
Comic Strip-Create a 3-5 panel comic strip showing an event from a historical perspective
Civilization Super Heroes-Design a super hero based around a civilization or historical era. Give him or her powers, a motto, a sidekick and a weakness
Dear Diary-Write a series of diary entries as if you were a person in history truly experiencing a historical event
Illustrated Timeline-Draw a timeline and add captions or small pictures to bring it to life
Legal Brief-Write a legal defense for a historical figure who may have committed a crime
Personal Pyramid-Create a 3-D monument to memorialize a person from histor
Quest For Knowledge-A series of activities to help get the most information possible out of a section of reading in the textbook
Trading Cards-Create three trading cards for people, events or objects from a given unit. The cards each include basic information and a "relevance rating."
Worlds Collide-Draw pictures contrasting key points of two civilizations
100 XP Assignments
90 minutes to complete
Bloom Ball-Create a soccer ball shaped graphic organizer that represents different aspects of a civilization.
HiStory-Write a creative fictional story using key terms and figures from the unit
Letters Home-Write a series of letters home as if you were traveling on a long journey
Magazine Cover-Design a one-page magazine cover for a given section of the textbook
Movie Madness-Use art and writing to recreate a given unit as a movie. Includes designing a movie poster and writing a movie review
Picture Book-Create a children's book about a given topic
Play-Write and perform a short play about a historical event. Completed in pairs or small groups
Storyboard-Create a storyboard layout for a movie based on a historical event
Textbook Remix-Create a textbook section on a topic from history. Our textbook is terrible so help me make a better one!
Travel Brochure-Create a six-panel foldout brochure that highlights the history, hot spots, and accommodations of a civilization. You also get to design an amusement park