This is a simple project I created for one of my classes to do. They chose any person they want (I normally give them a specific list to chose from but wanted them to have some more creative freedom with this project) and create a poster about them. They must say why they chose that person, list 10 interesting facts about them, and be creative with it!
The downloadable file is the instruction sheet with requirements and grade breakdown. I left it in a word doc. so feel free to edit it to best suit your needs! It could easily be edited to suit a specific subject (science or social studies specific).
I chose a teaching duration of a week because I allowed them a week to work on it, I assigned it Monday and it was due Friday. I figured 2-3 days for research and the others to put it together. But it could take whatever amount of time you want it to.