Short research assignment: GREAT for Halloween, Language arts or NC History! Free resource, could be easily edited for another state or the US.
Students will be assigned a myth or legend from North Carolina. They will be responsible for creating a slide based on their story, and giving their opinion on if they believe it or not. Students must use textual evidence to support their conclusion.
Includes a 7 slide power point presentation with student directions (go over this in class with students, then share the presentation with them so that they can create their slide).
Also included (slides 8-18) is a list of NC myths and legends to assign to the students.
If your school is partnered with Google: my suggestion is to use Google Classroom, and assign each student a copy of the slideshow. They can edit the slide, and you'll be able to see it in your Google Drive.
If your school doesn't have access to Google Classroom, you could just as easily collect the slides through email or another online classroom platform.
Presentation and cards could be easily adapted for other states, or American myths and legends. Presentation is editable, so anything can be changed!