ACARA Australian Curriculum Year 8 History task concerning Shogunate Japan.
Students choose one of the three unifying Warlords of Japan.I.e. Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Tokugawa. As they established Japan as a Shogunate. Students are tasked with writing a biography on one of theses three people.
They are given a task sheet, a formatting document to follow, a rubric and a hand-written bibliography form.
Pairing this task with a quick workshop on how a student might create a short biography, reading of a biographical text, resource analysis and learning about the three individuals beforehand will strengthen student outcomes.
Encouraging students to be creative will also make marking them a bit more interesting, and I personally enjoy student's excess contributions.