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1. State Reports
How to make it look good
2. Do Not Keep Titles Centered
• It’s boring!
– Is this putting you to sleep?
• It’s putting me to sleep
3. Put your titles to the right
Get rid of bullet points!
4. Use a different font
than Arial and Times Roman
5. Don’t use too much text!
6. Have only one idea per slide
but use more slides
to show more ideas
7. Don’t use templates
• They are boring
• They are ugly
• I’d rather see something that
8. Be the change!
Change the background color
9. Add a picture and make it big
Answer three easy questions
Share one interesting fact
Answer one how or why question
Describe the state’s location
11. What’s an easy question?
The state bird, song, motto, mineral,
capital, date of admission, population,
highest point, lowest point, annual
precipitation (how much it rains) or
anything you can easily look up and copy
from a book or web site.
12. What is an interesting fact?
Something easy to find, but interesting
Something from Explore the States site
Something that is not on the easy
13. What is a how or why question?
A question that has how or why and requires
work to answer, here are examples:
Why did it become a state? Why did people go
How do people make money in that state?
Why would you want to live there?
How could you travel there (and give details
in the answer, not just I’d fly there)
Your answer should be at least 5 sentences.
14. Describe the state’s location
Compared to California
How it appears on a map
What states or countries or large bodies of
water are around it
Include a map image
List the sites you used, AND credit any
pictures/images you use!