When I was in the 6th grade, I remember making a diorama in a shoebox, with an ocean scene and tissue paper over the top, just like Savannah's. So I had the kids do their own dioramas and stories to go along with their creative scenes.
Savannah's diorama: under the ocean theme, and her story.
Tucker's diorama and story, miners in front of the mine
Tucker's story started out being a page and a half long. He is now adding to it and it is almost 5 pages now.
Carson's diorama and story. It takes place in the year 2050 (the red thing is a house in Japan)