An all-in-one research project for your class. The project includes all of the student documents, a grading sheet/master project tracking, and Powerpoint/Google Slides to present to the class. A sample timeline of due dates is included as well.
With this project, all the planning is done for you and all you have to do is motivate and inspire your students. In my own classes, I always choose a different topic each year (a simple way to avoid hearing the same presentation each year or for older brothers and sisters to "give" their work to a younger sibling!).
I have done this own project in my classroom for the past 10 years and I always get wonderful results from my students as they explore a topic in depth, write an essay, and give a short presentation to the class. The standards included are for 7th grade but can easily be adapted for any grade level.