Create Your Own Country Project

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Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of geography with this fun, collaborative social studies project. Working in small groups, students develop their very own countries, writing descriptions of their physical location, social system, economy, and culture as well as creating a map of the nation and a picture of it's flag.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Implement this resource at the end of the year as a final social studies project
  • Before allowing students to begin work on the project, discuss strategies for working productively in collaborative groups
  • Have students use Google Drive and the Docs app when writing their essays, allowing them to work collaboratively on a single document
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource allows the teacher to select due dates that fit their opwn class schedule
  • Project is broken into distinct parts, making the work load more manageable for students
  • Provides a checklist that helps students monitor their progress with the project requirements
  • A document is included that allows children to record the work completed by each member of the group
  • Rubric is broken down for each section of the project
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