Basically, I model the research process in class with an example country and teach the process of writing a research report. Then, students are each given a country to begin their report as well as their "paper doll" which is what gets all of the attention! I model the process in class but the report and doll are done at home. I use this report for 4th grade but it would work 3rd-5th and you can just modify the amount of research required!
Here are some pictures of how I display them in my classroom.
The parents are always so impressed with the creativity!
If you are interested, I've added this project to my TPT store! The packet includes student directions for the report, a parent letter, a grading rubric, and the template for the paper doll. I suggest printing the doll template on card stock so it's sturdy enough to staple the whole doll to construction paper to display later!
Please click HERE for my country report packet. Enjoy! I can't wait to check out all of the awesome bulletin boards out there!