This is a great project for G+T students in fifth and sixth grade. Variations I have done include working individually and letting the students choose anywhere in the world they would like their country to be. The geography and climate of their portion of the earth affects the other aspects, such as history, customs, foods, etc.
The purpose of this unit is for students to have the opportunity to complete an independent study with teacher guidance and assistance in developing the research content and product. Developed for a Gifted and Talented 7th and 8th grade independent study program.