This research project takes students back to the century before they lived - the 1900s. Through this assignment, students will research and study the various aspects of culture and life in America through the 1900s in order to make connections with American literature set during these times. This is a multi-faceted project which requires individual students to write a full-length research paper on a major issue/event/invention during the decade. The project also requires group collaboration, as students join together with other students assigned to their decade to throw an authentic "party" for the class, where they take them through the life of a teenager during that time, as well as make connections to literature covered in class. Various rubrics included.