This project is typically used after our nonfiction unit on Chasing Lincoln's Killer, but can be used for most research standards in both ELA and Social Studies. This lesson has process and product differentiation. Higher students are given the harder research graphic organizer and product, and lower students are given the easier version. Both cover the necessary material and are included in this product.
Personal Edit: In 2017, I added Harvey Milk, Medgar Evers, and Benazir Bhutto to the list of Assassinated Leaders that were eligible for my students to choose. Feel free to make that change as well.