This project takes 1 1/2 weeks start to finish. I put students in mixed-level groups. I gave each group a region to research and present.
I asked them to bring computers to do research and also got out as many books from the school library as I could find. I had them take notes on a graphic organizer from the books and when they had used at least 1 print source they could do further research online. I gave them 3 class periods to research (1 where I explained directions and 2 where they were researching.
Then I had them have one day to put together their powerpoint in slides. Then there were two days of presentations and at the end I gave them a simple quiz on what they presented.
I put a template in google classroom and made copies and shared it which each of the groups so that they could all edit the slides they were responsible for and it would already be in my google folder to present so that I didn't have to mess around with them emailing me presentations or bringing their computers.