This unit was conceived as a senior term project. Having spent the year talking about perspectives and how we form perspectives, I asked my seniors to find an issue that needed some attention--and they delivered. Using the Challenge Based Learning model (also Problem Based Learning) they developed a body of research, narrowed and identified problems, and devised solutions. There was much more participation and enthusiasm for this project than for any other research project I've assigned.
This PDF includes a calendar, the assignment sheet, rubrics, and templates for getting started.