I use this project after teaching a unit covering major world religions, forms of government, and geography (not included in this download). I assign this project after the unit as an independent study for students to plan their own survival during the zombie apocalypse. Students must analyze the geography of a region (and must leave our state) to determine where they should try to set up a stronghold, determine which government form would best suite their needs, and which religion would fit best with the circumstances their group is going to face.
The project includes a five paragraph essay defending each choice and a full color (hand drawn) map of their stronghold location. The assignment description and map rubric are included here. I use the SBAC aligned rubric for writing found at www.saludaschools.org/Page/2271 for all of my classes.