This is a fun project for upper grades researching country reports!
Countries of the world list
instructions on how I use this in my classroom
people and places
culture and fast facts
6 graphic organizers
Page for hand-drawn map
page for hand-drawn flag
Country contrast page
page to write a recipe
rubric for grading
Instructions on how I use this in my classroom:
I start off by allowing students to choose one country to study. I do not allow students to choose the same country as someone else. You may use the country selection page in this packet
Students then use the internet and library books to gather information in their graphic organizers which can also be found in this packet.
Once they have their facts they begin their pre-write on a separate lined piece of paper. I have my students do 5 different essays, the topics go along with the 5 “Chapter” pages included in this packet: People and Places, History, Lifestyle, Society, and Culture and Fast Facts.
The next step is the self and peer edit. You can use the page included at the end of this packet. After the peer edits, I also do a quick teacher edit.
The students are now ready for publishing. There is a title page, “chapter” dividers, and pages for the written report to be published on.
When they are finished with the writing I also have my students do a hand-drawn flag and map, write a traditional recipe, and finally, make a travel brochure. All of which are included in this packet.
There is also a rubric at the end of this packet to grade the writing portion of this project.
Check out these more in-depth country report writing projects. CCSS aligned as well!
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