I designed these trading cards for our Westward Expansion “Westside Cafe” starter option. Students were asked to design between 4-6 trading cards (I’d recommend just saying 8 so you don’t waste too much paper). I helped those who needed it with a recording sheet to get all the information before they actually started on the card, some didn’t need it.
This link is the PDF and this link is for google slides where you will be asked to make a copy. One version of the back of the card was for our social studies unit that asked them to describe the events as costs or benefits. The other back is blank for you to let them be creative OR you could use a text box to design what you expect for them to include on the trading card. Also, you could copy 2 fronts/back to a page to make them smaller and fit 8, but a lot of my students needed the space to write.
Hope this helps you and your students get creative!