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.
FREE - Google Earth Latitude and Longitude: U.S. Capitals worksheet. I use this with my sixth grade students when we learn about latitude and longitude. This worksheet has 15 sets of latitude and longitude coordinates. Students are to find the capital city located at each set of coordinates using Google Earth.
Lets get to know South Africa! This worksheet includes 16 pages with a great variety of activities and exercises about South Africa. The materials have informative exercises about the things that South Africa is famous for, such as Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, the Zulu People, the Kruger Park, Townships, and many other things!
Geography students play "I have who has" with 32 cards and complete up to 4 extension tasks (including a map) to review the physical geography of Europe. Topics and locations covered include the Alps, Balkan Peninsula, fjords, estuaries, westerlies, Mediterranean Sea, tundra, Strait of Gibraltar and more! The extension tasks are a mix of academic, creative, individual, small group, and whole class activities.