The study of currents, the weather, crops, a country’s topographical features etc can get boring very quickly.
But the subject of geography does not need to be boring. As with any subject, geography too can be made interesting with the addition of project activities.
Here is a list of 8 geography projects that your students will enjoy doing.
- Map Making – By making their own maps, children can earn some perspective on how big the world really is. They don’t even need to draw world maps. You can get them to draw maps of their own neighbourhoods, of the school, the state you live in etc.
- Making A Geography Board Game – This can either a class activity or a group activity.
Making a board game which uses geography not only encourages children to know their subject better but it will also give the project a fun component.
- Papier Mache Globes – Making a world globe can be a fun idea because not only will it teach the children about the world, countries, continents and seas but it also will teach them about scaling, the earth’s curvature and about latitudes and longitudes and the earth’s zones as well.
- How does the world eat? – For this project activity, which can be a class activity, you will require a large map of the world which have all the countries and the cities of the world labeled on it. Provide the children with two or three enclyopedias in the library which have information on all the natural resources of the world. Each child gets to place a small sticker on the map, on top of a place, along with a post-it note which details what that place is known for.
5. A Visit To The Meterological Department – A field trip to the weather deapartment is definitely going to be appreciated by the students because for one, they get to go out of school and for another, it is fun to see how the weather for each day is predicted.
6. A Project Report On A State – Most classrooms are made up of children who come from different states or if they are from the same state, then they come from different districts. For this activity, you can assign the children a project report, where they need to write about the district/state they come from and their place’s climate, environment, natural resources etc.
7. A News Report on the 2013 North India Floods – After a lesson on natural disasters, assign your students an activity wherein they have to write a news report on the 2013 floods in North India and add accompanying pictures to the article.
8. A Paper Model of A Planet – After a lesson on the solar system, the most obvious project activity to give your students would be asking them to make a model of the solar system or a chart of the solar system. However, you can take this activity one step further and ask students to make a model of an individual planet. They also will need to make a short presentation on the planet and its features.
If you do try our these geography project acitivties with your class, do let us know how they went. Also, share with us the other fun geography project activities you have carried out in class!