This project is perfect for integrating social studies, science, and writing. Students will practice a variety of social studies and writing skills including: comparing and contrasting, informational writing, opinion writing, geography, map making, and economics. First students will learn about zoo planning. They will then have to research animals that can live in their zoo and the habitat that each animal needs to survive. Then they will plan and design their own zoo, and write about it. There is a project/writing assessment page included based on a scale of beginning, developing, and secure. You can look at the preview next to the product pictures to see all of the pages that are included in this product.