As part of teaching research skills as well as a way to incorporate news events that we do not get out of our book, I created the Birthday Project. Students work with their own birthday to find and research people born on the same day (not always the same year!), entertainment and world events that occurred on this day. I have them create a power point of tri-fold poster to highlight what they find. I always do a lesson on what is and is not a good source for information before we begin this project. PLEASE SEE MY SAMPLE PROJECT WHICH IS A FREE DOWNLOAD!