This is a group research and presentation project that I give my students at the end of my American History class.
Studens work in groups of 2 or 3 and spend a week researching their decade. I block a week of research time in my school's media center when is usually enough time.
Then, the presentations are given the following week, it usually takes anywhere from 3 to 5 days to complete the student presentations.
Roughly 1/4th of my students are exchange students from China and they enjoy the project as well.
This project is one of the reasons students request my class.