Below are links to everything you may need to get started on your project. Remember, Monday and Tuesday will be project workdays and the final project will be due at the beginning of the period on Monday, October 26th. Update: The project is now with 50 points (45 points for the map, 5 points from the the side dish or dessert section of the project menu).
Q: So we can not draw it in regular pencil and it just has to have latitude and longitude? A: Before you turn your final project in, you should go over everything in pencil with either colored pencil, marker, or crayon. Your map does have to have a latitude and longitude grid, but that is not the only requirement. Please refer to your direction sheet for the full list of requirements.
Q: Do we have to present this? (Please say no). A: You are in luck.... no, we will not be presenting these.
Q: Can you get a little fiction? A: I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but if you are asking can your place be fictional, yes! Just make sure that your fictional world has latitude and longitude and landforms, etc. Use the project direction sheet to make sure you have all the criteria.
Q: Can you get rid of other countries or combine them like an empire? A: Sure!
Q: Is it on a poster? Can it be 3D? Can we add part of another country to make it look like it exists? A: Yes, yes, and yes :) I just need the final project at school on Wednesday. Obviously a 3D world will take more time, so plan accordingly!
Q: So does it have to be in a country? Will we work on it in class? Do we have to put it on a separate sheet? A: Your country can be on newly discovered land (like an island) or you can take over land that is currently controlled by another country. Yes, we will work on it in class on Monday and Tuesday. The map can be on the grid paper I gave you or you can use your own paper/poster board.
Q: Can we make a new animal? A: Sure! Be creative.
Q: When are we going to eat food? Can our cities be tribes? Do deserts, rivers, and polar count as landforms? A: I'm not sure when we will try food again. Your cities can definitely be tribes, as long as they are labeled and the symbols are on your key/legend. Deserts, rivers, and mountains are landforms. Polar is a climate zone.
Q: Can you have a flowing lake or river? Can you use pencil on a tail? A: If you can find a way to make your river flow, go for it. I would use colored pencil for the tail.
Q: Do we color the whole outside white area in for water? A: Yep! Just like on a real map :)
Q: Do we have to make it pop up? A: No, it can be 2D
Q: Can the territory be like a giant animal? A: Sure, your country can be shaped like a giant animal.
Questions about Sealand:
Q: How big is Sealand? A: Approximately 6 acres. For comparison, 1 square miles has 640 acres. And Westerville is 12.61 square miles. So Westerville is over 8,000 acres.
Q: Have you ever been to Sealand? A: Not yet!
Q: Can we please watch a video about Sealand? A: You can watch a video about it here and here is article with more information.
Q: What is the meaning of life and nature? A: Oh, if I only knew ;)