This is the project I use for my students following the AP English Language & Composition exam, but it could be used in other classes, not just English.
The assignment pushes students to research causes that they would like to work with at some point in time to try to make a change in the world. I love volunteering, so I push them to look into ways that they, too, can change the world.
The essay portion of this counts as a test grade for my students and the presentation counts as their final exam.
-assignment overview/requirements/due dates
-presentation peer-evaluation sheet