This project is the highlight of my students' fourth grade year! It is a cross-curricular study between social studies with reading. Students will read a biography, improve research skills, note-taking skills, and presentations skills. They also learn a lot about the biography genre, and many important people who changed the world. Even though they have to work really hard, students really enjoy this project, and parents are always VERY impressed by the presentations in the end.
This download includes a step-by-step guide for implementation, including tips and hints I have figured out over the years to make it extra memorable. It also includes all of the handouts you will need throughout the process.