I created this project for my students to do during the last couple of weeks of school. The project can last anywhere from one week to two weeks.
I typically review the rubric with my students and then go over the guidelines. Some students may choose to be a professional athlete. In that case, I tell the students that they must research a "back up plan" (a profession they can fall back on in the event of an injury or other issue) in addition to their athletic profession. On the due date, students come to school dressed as if they already work in their chosen profession. I also encourage students to bring in props for their presentation. Students give an oral presentation of their research to the class.
Included in this product are the guidelines for the project, the research questions the students must answer and the websites to help the students complete their project. I've also included a rubric to grade the project.