This is a wonderful culminating activity to use after you have taught the regions of Georgia. The students love this activity, especially when they get to eat their masterpieces!
The students work in collaborative groups to complete a map activity. They will complete an outline map of Georgia prior to creating the "cookie map" so they are prepared. The students will also bring in all materials needed for the activity except the "cookie map" of Georgia.
I make the cookies the night before. If you have a large class, you may want more students per group. I have also seen where there is a cookie cutter for the state of Georgia available online, but this cookie cutter is a lot smaller and would work best for individual projects. To make the outline of the state, I enlarge a map on the Xerox machine and then trace the enlarged outline onto wax paper. I place the wax paper cut-out of the state over the flattened dough. With a knife, I cut around the outline and then bake the cookie.
Included in this product is an outline map of Georgia, the "task" handout, the handout of requirements for each group, and a scoring rubric for this activity. On the thumbnail, I have included a photo of one of my student groups in action. If you purchase this product and would like to see more photos, just email me and I will send them to you.
UPDATE: I have included a handout for the students to complete this activity individually, including a modified rubric. This would be good for younger students because the required regions and points of interest in Georgia are limited to only 10.
This can be adapted so many ways. If you do not teach Georgia History, you can use this with any other states or countries. It can also be tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of grade levels.