Here is a fun and easy Common Core aligned research project manipulative.
Print it on card stock (at least I did), punch some holes, add some yarn, and hang it up. The template is for hangers but can easily be modified.
This is a quick way to get some research in that hits multiple standards. This is fun to do quarterly with a theme if individuals. My favorite is "Influential Americans" which are randomly assigned.
Included are all of the templates, which are interchangeable (only use the ones you want and create your own guidelines) depending on your desired results:
A name plate, picture plaque with caption spaces, symbol plaque with lined explanations, a biography cube, and a title plaque.
Instructions, visual diagram, and 2 rubrics are included. All you need it to print this bad boy up, grab some yarn, attach it to a hanger, and have some fun!