Turn historical figures into Wanted Figures. This can especially effective if you have students take the point of view of one side of a war or battle. Why would the English put George Washington on a Wanted Poster?
Wax Museum: Biography Research Report for 3rd - 6th Grade
This 20 page Wax Museum Project will help your students create an amazing biography research report on a famous American. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum, where students dress up as the person they have learned about and stand “still”, like a Wax Museum, until someone walks up to them and presses the “button” on their backdrop. Then students give a short 3 - 4 sentence speech about that person's life. Great learning experience for kids and good P.R. $
This was a sub plan. My students made a "Facebook" page on JS Bach. They read two biography pages about him and filled out a FB page. Work was displayed in the hall. I found the template on freeology.com.