Luckily, we've managed to educate our classes on the importance of researching an item (or idea) that has been around for more than a few years. So far, we've got topics such as the history of: orchestras, video game consoles, American dresses, the English language, medicine, and television.
This Friday (April 22), students will be presenting an oral report plus a physical display (and some students are creating PowerPoints!). The third component is a research paper, complete with parenthetical citations and a works cited page. Does it get more fun than this?! :)