This is a GREAT study idea for APUSH! One thing I hear over and over is if you want to be successful on this test you MUST know vocabulary! All of my students told me last year that knowing the vocabulary was so helpful!!!! So this year I am having my APUSH students complete flashcards for each chapter. On that card they are creating a pictograph. Explaining the definition, significance, and drawing a picture representing that term!
One great thing is that they can keep theses and review them throughout the year. To keep them handy they could hole punch a corner, and put them on a ring!