One of the standards of the Common Core focus on both short and more sustained research projects in order to investigate and demonstrate understanding of a topic.
This assignment was an introduction to a unit on Culture and Survival. Students were to create a multi-media presentation on a real-life survivor. It urges students to use technology and create a creative presentation, using Movie Maker, Power Point, or Prezi based on the research they have done on their survivor. They then have to present these projects to their peers for a grade.