State Report Project  Page

 Links

 Basic Information

World Almanac for Kids
www.infoplease.com 

www.yahooligans.com 
www.ajkids.com 

State Report Links 

State Report Resources Newly Added

www.50states.com

Samples of Web Reports

2001 State Websites

KidsKonnect State Pages

Postcards From
Across America

Animated State Flags from
www.animfactory.com

Animfactory Flag Borders

State Cartoons to copy and use in the report, Power Point and web

Acme Labs Maker for
State License Plates

State Songs  (.midi files)
(Laura's MIDI Heaven)

Animaniac's Song of the States

Downloadable  Maps

National Atlas (USGS)

http://abcteach.com/Maps/
mapsTOC.htm

Topographic state map 
 http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/
states/maps1/

Make a graph

Click for a live web cam view of scenic Idaho
Idaho State 
Webcam

New York
Webcam

Report Templates

State Outline
(Word.doc)
(Web.html)

State Report Template
(Word .doc)

State Brochure Template
(Word .doc)

State Report 
Power Point Template

Web Page Template
for Web Page Version
of the State Report














 

There are several parts to the State Research Project for 5th Grade.  These activities will take a great deal of work, so we will give students several months.  Whenever there is not enough homework on any given night, then work on the project. 

The following are the various parts of this project.

1. Write to the state tourism office to request information, broucheres and a map of the state.

1a.  Get an overview of your state by doing a State Webquest at http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/webquests/usstates/states.htm

2. Do a web search for resources and turn in a list of those  resources to the teacher.  Also, submit a bibliography of book sources.

 3. Make an outline of main topics for the research paper (See the end of the state articles in World Book Encyclopedia for your state).

4. Submit a "basic facts"  table with the most up-to-date information possible (check an almanac or www.infoplease.com). 

5. Design a bar, line, circle or pie graph for any 2 of the following topics --  ethnic groups in the population, economic activity, rural vs. urban population, major products, rainfall totals, temperature or any other area approved by the teacher. To make a graph, go to:
 http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/index.asp

6. Written report of at least 8 handwritten or 4 typed (double-spaced) pages.   State Report Template

7. Tri-fold color brochure that you have created to inform others about the state made in pen or on MS word with pictures. 

State Brochure Template

8.  Two different types of maps (political, physical, landform relief, product/manufacturing, population density, etc) hand drawn or molded in clay by student. 

9.A Power Point Presentation following a teacher template that covers major sections of your written report. State Report power Point Template.

10. A one page web site about your state, based on the teacher-made template. Include pictures, state song (as background music on midi file),the basic facts in a table or chart, a 1-3 paragraph description of the state plus links which MUST include the following: 

  • a)The official website of the state (www.state_ _.us -- fill in the state abbreviation_) 
  • b) a webcam view of a state place of interest
  • c) a televison station website 
  • d)a newspaper website for a newspaper in your state
  • e)link to the topographic <fermi> map.
  • f)state song (if possible) playing as a MIDI file in the background
  • g)table of data and some graph on topics such as ethnic group population, major industries, crops, etc.)
In order to have MIDI version of state song, we may do the website at geocities.com   State song MIDI files are on www.50states.com
 

11.State Float, displaying symbols of the state.

12.Oral presentation of your state with the Power Point.

13. Essay on what you have learned by doing these projects.

14.  Alternate Plan: A state quilt made of state symbols.
 

Acme Labs Maker forState License Plates

Animation Factory Flags
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Animation Factory Flag Borders for Web Pages
If prompted to enter login, use username: rdcurry
password: room31
State Cartoons
Use these to copy and use in the report, Power Point and web page.
Created by Mr. Curry with Print Shop.

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