We’re going through the standardized testing regimen at our school this week and next, and we all know what the means.

During the periods when we don’t have testing going on, my colleague, Katie Hull, and I are having our ninth-grade mainstream students doing a Famous Person Project. You can see and download all the instructions at our class blog here.

It’s a high interest project focusing on higher-order thinking skills. All the instructions can easily be modified for any kind of lesson involving student choice.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools.