High School Geography Research Paper & Project Information




  • Dec. 12, 2022 Partners are assigned for this project. Partners in this project will agree on what country that they will each be writing about. Partners will each write their own research paper. Partners can share resources for their research papers. Partners work together on their display board and a dish to share at the Geography Fair.
  • Jan. 9, 2023 Partners have chosen their country for their Geography research paper
  • Feb. 6, 2023 Thesis and Outline from each student
  • Feb. 20, 2023 Sources are due from students
  • Mar. 13, 2023 Notecards due from each student
  • Apr. 3, 2023 Rough draft of research paper
  • Apr. 17, 2023 Final Draft of research paper
  • Apr. 27, 2023 Geography Fair and International Buffet



  • All research papers need…
    • 17-20 source notecards
      • Notes made from your 5 sources
    • Pages
      • title page
      • thesis and outline page
        • Have at least one sub-point for each point
      • 3 full pages of content
      • sources page
        • 5 sources
  • Style guide
    • font size of 10 to 12
    • double spaced 
    • Times New Roman font 
    • Indent the first line of every paragraph 
    • Title page must be in the same format as sample title
    • Outline and thesis must be in the same format as the sample outline
  • Every paper must contain information about the following aspects of the country you chose: 
    • Geography 
    • Economy
    • Government
    • History
    • Culture



  • Research papers are required from each student individually, while the Geography Projects are to be a collaboration of two students.
    • Students can share sources about the research paper, but cannot share content.
  • No plagiarism. Students need to write their research papers in their own words.
    • Papers will be run through multiple software screening for plagiarism and AI generated text.
  • Parents can help their child but do not do the projects for them.
  • Keep all of the due dates in mind for your project.
  • Remember that the research paper is a test grade in a student's Language or English or Literature grade.
  • Start drafting your paper early so you can ask your teacher about any issues you run into.
  • Stick close to your outline when developing thoughts into paragraphs.

Sample Source / Bibliography Notecard

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Sample Final Paper

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