This project is always fun for the kids. At the culmination of a region, I assign this project to small groups of students. For it, they must design a board game about any country in the region. For instance, past groups have created a Connect Four-like game using facts about Belgium, while others have recreated a Candyland, but renamed it NorwayLand. I allow the kids to buy the game boards and doctor them up, but the cards and the playing pieces must be original.
In this product, you will find the game assignment, a brief individual (not group) essay, brainstorm page, and basic grading rubric.
The more space you give the kids to come up with their own ideas, the more interesting the final products are.
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