The traveling journal is a full year project (I usually start the first couple weeks of school). Students research their city, write about it in a journal, and send that journal to someone in another city. The recipient then writes about their city and sends it on. It is amazing how much this project teaches students and how excited they are about it! This project integrates social studies, geography, writing, reading, and research and is so much to use during the school year. Directions to glue in journals, teacher instructions, and a parent letter are included. Happy teaching!