This project is an amazing way to expand the minds and knowledge of your students. I have provided sample topic lists and ideas to accompany the research such as culminating activities.
Students must select FIVE categories. Form those categories they must select ONE topic for which they will research, write a 1-2 page paper, and present information. Using this project offers students the ability to put their creative talents to work. You could have findings posted to a classroom blog; you could have students create web pages; you could have a night of knowledge in which you invite friends, family, and community to come and experience the hard work and efforts of the class. This is a gold mine in terms of teaching varied skills as well as exposing our youth to numerous areas of life.
This project truly can change the lives of the students in your classroom. The outcome will make everyone proud!