This project has the students working in groups to research a psychological disorder, create a lesson plan for that disorder and then teach that lesson to the class. First the students are given a list of possible disorders and choose three they are interested in doing. Based on their answers I group them by their interests and into good working groups. Then I have them work with that group to create a lesson plan. This product comes with a form the student groups will use to complete their "lesson plan."
This assignment was very successful for my class. Many of the students picked topics that they either have personal experience with themselves or know friends or family who have that disorder, which made their work and their presentations very powerful. It was also successful because these disorders are not well known by the students but easily researchable online.