This pack includes four great geography projects.
There is a Europe project which has students create maps showing the population and GDP per capita of Europe. Students then write essays analyzing the data and choosing the best place in which to start a business. This project includes a fun comic book introduction and an essay outline help sheet.
There is an Africa project which allows students to investigate the health of all of the African nations. Students create a map, then analyze the data and choose the best place to start a settlement in Africa (the prompt creates a time travel scenario). Great critical thinking project.
Another project teaches students to use geographic coordinates in a step by step unit plan which allows students to practice skills, while slowly increasing the challenge level.
The final project is a cartogram of the Eastern United States, which helps to introduce students to different types of maps. Great project for the beginning of the year and helping students get use to different types of mapping.
All of these project are well tested and great for use with all ages, though these have been used extensively with 6th grade students, it can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty and complexity.