This is a project I created to go along with a story from our basal reading program called, Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. You can also buy this book (on Amazon, etc.)
After reading the story, students will create their own civilization, just like Wesley does in the story. They will have to include several components of their civilization and present it in a creative way. They can do a poster, create a diorama, etc. I also had my students create theirs in PowerPoint. Since I wanted them to draw their own pictures rather than paste them from the internet, I had them draw their pictures first, then take pictures of the drawings with the iPads, and finally inserting those images into their slides. ***See the images on the cover page. It worked out really well!***
This project should be tailored to fit your classroom needs so that it works best for your students.
I typically conduct this project at the end of the year because it’s fun and creative and keeps them engaged after state testing.