Fold-Out Geography Passport

Fold-Out Geography Passport lesson plan

Remember your travels or take an imaginary trip with your art. Any place on Earth can be your destination when you create this personal passport!

  • 1.

    Gather brochures and information about a place where you traveled. Or find out more about an area you are learning about such as the Amazon Rainforest or the Sahara Desert. The sample art features United States national parks, but this fold-out book format works for almost any location that is filled with natural wonders. Here’s how to create your own presentation.

  • 2.

    Cut small paper squares from a Crayola Marker & Watercolor Pad. Use Crayola True to Life™ Colored Pencils to sketch a different scene on each paper. With any one tri-color pencil you can easily create three great color blends! Let the earthy colors inspire you. To visually separate objects that overlap, use a different True to Life pencil with three different color blends.

  • 3.

    Cut and glue a long strip of Crayola Construction Paper for the book base. Glue your pictures down with space to make frames around them. Leave a double space between pictures so when you fold the book you will have an even border.

  • 4.

    Fold your pages back and forth. Decorate one page as the cover. Include the name of the place and your name. You have a passport ready to go!


  • Students research national parks in the United States or any other destination.
  • Students identify geographic and other natural features about their destinations.
  • Students represent their information in realistic drawings and display the images in an accordion-fold book.


  • Write a travelogue to explain the pictures. Describe the natural features depicted, how they are being preserved, and identify any threats they face.
  • Display books on a wall-sized map. Use ribbon to connect each passport destination to the map.
  • Share information gleaned in the research with classmates. Trade books and write an adventure story or poem that takes place in the new setting.
  • Assessment: Students will be successful if they create several drawings depicting a geographic location and present them well in an accordion-fold book.