In my World Geography class, we begin the year by creating our own Passports. To be dramatic, I bring in my suitcase,give the students background on travel tips and etiquette, show them my passport, and then explain that we will "travel" to many new places this year.
As we visit various regions, we spend part of a class period (usually a Friday afternoon), updating our passports. Students write what they know of their favorite country in the region and bring it to me, the Border Guard, for "inspection." If I approve, I "stamp" the passport by giving them a flag to paste onto the travel page. I print the flag pages at home so they're in color. (Color makes a big difference on this particular project in my humble opinion.)
This project package contains the basic passport front cover, back cover, and personal information page. It also contains the country information pages, and the flag stamps for Western Europe.