The Egypt Final Project combines multiple Common Core Standards (Writing, Close Reading, Research, Oral Presentation). This Summative Assessment has students design and present a Theme Park to possible investors. Each student is responsible for one of the attractions.
I have found the best way to use this project is by giving each group one section from the chapter. They must check in with the teacher at least once per work session. Another thing to keep in mind are the rubrics, which include: Oral Communication, Content Knowledge, and Collaboration. Don't let it get you overwhelmed! I use the Content Knowledge portion for grading the written portion. The Oral Communication is used during the presentations, and I have the students grade each other on Collaboration.
Over the years, the creativity displayed by the students using this project has been incredible.