Project that requires students to research one famous explorer (either of their choosing, or assigned by teacher), and then create a "Fakebook" profile page for that explorer.
We used a resource on Classtools.net, but students could also create them by hand on paper or by using a program like MS Powerpoint. (Link to Classtools.net "Fakebook" page: http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page)
I used this to wrap up a unit on the Age of Exploration with my 6th graders.
Contains instructions, planning page, and rubric. In Word Doc format so you can edit it to meet your needs :)