This is a great way to get students to integrate writing and research into Social Studies. Students are divided into groups of 2-3, and given the attached packet. They are assigned a decade and will research it. They will not only fill out the packet, but also create posters and a presentation. Some presentations even include dances from the decade! Students are encouraged to dress the part as well for the presentation. It's a great way to build team working skills as well. Students really enjoy this project! Decades that have been used in the past are the 1920's - 1990's. Some topics that will be researched are World News, USA News, Fads & Fashions, Entertainment, Sports, Toys & Games, People & Presidents, Technology, Prices of Then and Now, and etc.