Podcasts are becoming a very common medium for people to receive news, entertainment, education, etc. Students will write a script for a podcast they will narrate. Students will be asked to thoroughly research their favorite musician/band to write and deliver engaging material in a structured format common to documentary-style writing.
Ultimately, students will be able to read this script as a voiceover on top of their favorite song by their chosen artist thus demonstrating not only writing skills, but speech skills as well.
Though it's not required to complete this assignment, technology will play a part in the creation of the podcast itself. If your school is deficient in technology please look into the free audio program Audacity. I recommend Garageband, but even a movie making app such as iMovie will work for this task.
I recommend this assignment for English, Speech, and Multimedia Production classes.