We recently participated in the Geography fair that our Christian school holds just before our Missions Conference every year. My eldest chose Peru, My second eldest chose Guatemala and my oldest son chose Egypt.
We spent weeks researching each of the countries as there was also a written report required. We learned that Egypt is 90% Muslim and only 10% Christian (a fact that astonished my children) We learned that Guatemala has beautiful and colorful artisan wares and that Peru...
This is a great project for homeschool families to do even if you don't have an affiiate location to present at. The children had to look up the flag, president, geography of the region, maps of their countires, religions of their countries, spotlight a missionary serving in their country of choice as well as look at primary exports and imports as well as socioeconomic status of their populations. I think that not only did they learn a significant amount from their own presentations but also from one and others.
Here are the presentation boards from the other night. I was a proud mama.