Last week I asked the class to look up some information about any country. Julian is half-Russian so he took this project to heart, he got photos, printed information and told me a lot of things I didn't know about Russia. Since we're still in Pirate mode in class, we had to write a letter from one Pirate to another or write a story, telling about our adventures in the country we were in. We also have this in Unit 11 of our English language book, Way Ahead, different countries, habitats and places people come from. Children took different approaches to this. Some wrote, some typed.
Here is Julian's work, all done in class. I edited his photos so he could use them in his little story.
http://turtleacademy.com/playground/en For example to make an octagon (8 sides ...do 360 divided by 8 on a calculator) repeat 8 [fd 100 rt 45] and see magic happen. Also, look up google maps and find your favourite country.