'How To Be An Explorer Of The World: Portable Life Museum' book by Keri Smith
Can't stop laughing at this! Best wishes to all teachers and students for a great year!
This is the create-a-country project which requires students -- upper elementary, middle, or high school -- to demonstrate fundamental geography skills. I mention it is a scalable assignment. Simply, there are different versions of this two-part assignment here: an upper elementary school assignment, a middle school assignment, and a high school assignment. Of course, you can mix-and-match to fit the needs of your classes.
Meme Activity for icebreaker. Looks cute. This one is paid, but could easily make your own.