This is a really great and easy project to start or end the year on. Students have to research a country - mainly their culture and how they celebrate their holidays. Students then give a speech with a visual aide, and then bring in a dish of something made (or ordered) from their country for everyone to enjoy. Really fun, really easy for them, and great practice for speeches. It's also fun to bond over a meal at the start of the year, or celebrate the end of the year. We split up the speeches to do no more than 3 a day.