My students' FAVORITE activity of the year... and it goes on ALL year! I've always wanted to create a project that my kids can keep all school year, and add to after each unit in my 6th grade social studies class. I finally created "The Island!" And it didn't disappoint.
Following each unit (Geography, Ancient Civilizations, Government, Religion, and Economics), each student, having created an island somewhere in the world, adds a new dimension to that island, based on the previous unit studied.
The best part? It culminates with a full-class "board game" that every student will love!
Play as often or as little as you want.