Each year I plan this as a major project and my kids love it. It generally takes me about two weeks to grade them but they are fantastic - see the pictures I have included.
The students get to create a map of Louisiana which includes
- a map key
They get to know their state inside and out as this project includes the maps they will use, power-points they will draw from, sections of the state most will never visit,
The direction sheet tells them how to put the map together step by step. It also tells them to "follow the directions, step by step". Photos are included on how the map should look, grading rubric is included with directions on what I have done for 20+ years, plus grading stickers for Avery.
The only thing missing is the power-points which ARE available at my website for free downloads.
There are also "cheat sheet" copies of finished maps so that they can get an "idea" as to how they are to look.