This is a project I give my students around Hallowe'en. It is unofficially called the "Dead Germans" project. Students research a famous, dead German and design a tombstone for that person. They they present information about the person to the class. I have each level do them, and ultimately the upper level students will do their presentations completely in German. We then hang the tombstones in a "graveyard" in the hallway outside of the classroom. You could adapt this project for any language or discipline..you could do a "famous dead scientists" or "famous dead musicians" project.