Setting up a new unit or novel is daunting. Typically, this is a dry, direct instruction PowerPoint where students' eyes glaze over and very little information gets transmitted. Therefore, this unit kills two birds with one stone. First, you are teaching/reinforcing students' research skills which is a critical skill lacking in most students. Second, this type of learning is much more likely to remain in their long term memory.
This includes a detailed lesson plan and an assignment sheet with a simple grading checklist.