This is a typical Social Studies unit — with a twist. Instead of doing activities related to the usual countries like Mexico or Argentina, students invent their own countries for a brand new planet called "Geos." Ideal for split grade classrooms, the stimulating activities in this unit place an emphasis on creativity and cooperative learning. Students start off by creating their own country: a name and capital city is chosen. Then, students go on to create a map of their country. A range of major project is included from creating a coat of arms to inventing a national sport. Our Social Studies lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, evaluation and student examples to create a well-rounded lesson plan.