State Projects and Activities

A state research project is the perfect summative activity for any U.S. Region, Geography class, expository text, or general research unit of study. Students will love learning about state landmarks, mottos, geography, history, and so much more!

Student Activities for State Projects

Essential Questions for State Projects

  1. What are some significant events in the history of my state?
  2. What are some facts and features that make my state unique?
  3. What are some interesting places within my state that people would want to visit?

State Projects

As Americans, it is important for adults and children alike to know about where we live. We are made up of 50 states, all with a unique history, geography, culture, and way of life. Learning about these states helps us connect with our country, and understand that even though we are all united, we are still very unique and special.

Research is an important skill for children to learn at a young age; it exposes students to expository text, gives them practice determining important information, and enhances note taking and presentation skills.

Students will create a historical timeline, a postcard, a spider map, and a vocabulary storyboard. Creating these visuals gives the students the opportunity to show their creativity and their unique view of the state that they have researched. In addition, the combined use of words and illustrations allows students with different learning styles to show what they know in an exciting and eye catching way.

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