My German 3 students do a project on a little island in the North Sea called Helgoland. I never learned about Helgoland and I'm thrilled they get to learn about this island, the culture, and the history. It's really tiny, but can be a great tourist visit if you want to go. My students had to retell a vacation they took to Helgoland and give me a day-by-day walkthrough of their three-day/two-night visit, all in German of course and using the narrative past.
This was only one part as they also had to do a screencast of their narration and tell me about their vacation as well. Click on the link to visit the map.