After seeing this post I decided we had to give this a try. For a few weeks it sat around in my head without a good opportunity. Then, we were ready to wrap up our study of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington Carver (don't judge, state standards).
So, we reviewed our data retrieval chart, with their names, dates, nicknames, contributions, and interesting facts. After reviewing each student picked one of the men and created a snow globe about them. We did show them some pictures of snow globes with people and items in them in the hopes that they would create something similar. These don't really hit that level, but they do show their understanding.
On the whole I was pretty happy with the results. We haven't stuck any glitter on them yet as we were trying to avoid it being all over the floor in the hallway. Hopefully we'll do that before we send them home (because the parents will love that).