Students at Aberdeen Christian School got to visit Russia on Thursday.
It was all part of the Festival of Nations, a project completed by fifth-graders at the school.
Teacher Angie Williams said students pick popular countries to complete projects on each year, such as France and England, but there are always a few choices that surprise her.
This year was the first year a student did a project on Cote d'Ivoire. Fifth-grader Rachel Salem said she chose the small African country because some family friends had done mission work there.
"It's nice to recognize some of the smaller countries, too," she said.
She said she learned alot about the culture, religion and clothing of the country. Rachel created and dyed a head-to-toe traditional outfit complete with jewelry and a headwrap.
Students begin the process by writing a research paper, then begin working on presentation boards, speeches and an additional projects.
"They really do just an awesome job," Williams said.
A Lego replica of London Bridge that took almost nine hours to make was assembled by a student. Abby Huber made a model of the Ishtar Gate of Babylon that barely fit through the door.
Connor Duven said he chose to study Russia because it's the largest country in the world.
He also made a hand-painted replica of the Klyuchevskaya volcano and recreated the Winter Palace using Lego blocks.
Students in grades 1-4 received passports for the activity and received a sticker at each station they visited.
Williams said some kids like to choose countries from which their families come from.
"My friend is of Dutch heritage and did her project on Germany and I'm of German heritage and did my project on the Netherlands, so it all worked out," said Abigal Pietz.
She said the most interesting fact she learned was that carrots haven't always been strictly orange and that there is a variety of colors.