Imagine that your students are the founding members of a colony in the New World. As a group, they will work together to draw a map of their colony, create a budget for people and supplies, design and build a model of their settlement, present their settlement to the rest of the class and reflect on their work.
This project was written for 4th grade, but is easily adaptable for 3rd or 5th. I've tried to include other subject areas as much as possible, such as language arts, math and art.
There is also a grading rubric included!
I welcome your feedback! I hope your students enjoy this project as much as mine have! :D