The assignment was for students to choose one person from a list of famous people who lived during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Only two students were assigned per name. That way, there could be a variety of illustrious persons. Students were then to look for information in four areas: Who (background), What (job, profession), Why (why was this person important -- most important thing) and How (how this person influenced the Middle Ages). Additionally, students were to write their own opinion about their person. This last one was having students take a look at all they had learned about their person and come to a conclusion regarding traits the person had to succeed or fail, as well as what students felt about their person after studying him/her.
Take a look at the projects and take a look at some opinion paragraphs!