I use this assignment during my Russia & the Former Soviet Union unit in Geography, however you could use in a variety of different classes dealing with Asian history and culture. For this assignment students are to research the yurt/nomadic homes of the natives of Central Asia. The assignment asks students a variety of different questions such as the history of the yurt, what type of homes are comparable to the yurt, etc. The last part of the assignment is more of a fun question and answer in which students create their "dream yurt". I have always had great reviews from my students about this assignment. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do.