This is a Social Studies project that my fourth graders do after we study all the California regions. Using information gathered on their graphic organizer, the students pretend to go on a trip to one of the regions and write a postcard to someone back home. They include details about the region's climate, vegetation, animals, major cities, landmarks, and other interesting facts to describe their trip. They also illustrate a scenery of their region on the postcard.
There are three graphic organizers to choose from, depending on the needs of your students:
There are also two versions of the postcard: