A research project that doesn't involve a research paper!
This project can be used as DI for students who are unable to complete a research paper, as an introduction to the proper way to do research, or as an extra credit project/make-up grade that is more than just a worksheet.
Allow students to choose an author of their liking (a long list of suggested authors is included), research their author, create a poster, and make a display. The guidelines give clear instructions for making the poster, but leave the creativity entirely in the students' hands.
These are great to show off for parent-teacher nights!