This is a geography product with a PURPOSE! The document gives your kids the opportunity to write a grant to a community foundation to help make your community awesome. The student will find an area with a problem and use the 5 themes of Geography: Location, place, region, movement, human environment interaction to determine the necessity and possibility of a solution. I have also included a chart for the "Skills of thinking like a geographer" to help in writing your grant. This product is named after my city (Elkhart, Indiana), but it will be easy for you to modify the Word Doc by adding your city/town instead. This product was inspired by our actual community foundation when they received a large donation so you might have to pretend you have this opportunity if you don't have a community foundation.