This is a research project for students of any secondary grade. They can choose a country or you can assign countries. This can take any amount of time and can be done on its own or as homework over the course of several weeks or months. Common Core standards are listed as well as research skill suggestions. The larger research paper is broken down into 4 sections. There are notes pages for each section, and then students can write a rough draft and final draft based on their notes pages. There is also a checklist for the teacher to log the student grades/ points for each section. I add a food event at the end of it where students bring in a dish that best represents their country. There are no guidelines included for the food portion, just the research paper.