Looking for an unconventional spin on the dreaded Research Paper? Look no further! Through the use of the Ted Talk, students are empowered to choose an issue or a problem that they truly care about, research, propose a solution, draft a script, and create a video of their "Ted Talk." Gone are the days of reading 50 papers about the same stale topics that teenagers don't actually care about. The best part is-- kids will actually leave your class caring more about a social issue than themselves-- which, let's be honest, is pretty amazing when you teach teenagers.