We are currently learning about Ancient Egypt and the kids are obsessed with mummies (who wouldn't be... they pull your brains through your nose with a hook). In pairs, students used on level readings and webquests to answer questions about King Tut. They then, wrote up a report in the first person. We used the site http://blabberize.com/ to create these super cute reports. It is extremely simple to use. My students needed almost no guidance.
Here is an example: