This 1-2 week unit challenges students to question societal norms or established "truths" as they research and present a conspiracy theory of their choice. This project is interactive, creative, research-centered and interesting for students as well as the teacher. This project guides students through a formal academic research prospectus, a detailed outline template, creative visual accompaniment and finally, guidelines for public speaking/delivery of their information. All evaluation rubrics are included. This project is a great way to cover research, writing, and speaking and listening standards without the tedium or intimidation of other research projects. It also allows for flexibility as students can work on this in or out of class and according to whatever timeline you choose. My students loved this project as it gave them choice and creativity within specified requirements. As for the actual presentations-- the audience of peers actually sat up and listened because who doesn't love a good conspiracy theory? Give this one a try.