If you are teaching the Transcendentalists, Native American history or just looking for a research project with a technology component, look no further!
This project has an easy to follow, step-by-step handout but also latitude for student creativity. You, as the instructor, decide how much you expect from your students based on level and ability.
The project can be used as an individual or collaborative assignment. You may chose to have groups or individuals present their projects or simply turn in a written report with citations of their research.
If you chose to make presentation a requirement, I have a separate easy-to-assess student evaluation available.
I have gotten some extremely memorable results from this project. Enjoy!