Go to http://www.50states.com/ to find information about your state.
You may want to use Excel to make a graph of your population and then import it into this slide show.
Our 50 States:
[Name of Your State]
Symbols of (name of
The state bird is
The state flower is
The state tree is
Tell what is the state’s nickname. Write a
short explanation of how your state got this
Name the major tribes of Native Americans that
lived in this state. Include a few interesting facts
about these people.
Which explorers visited your state and where did
they come from?
Where was the first settlement located in your
state? Who started the settlement and why?
State History, continued
If your state was one of the original thirteen
colonies, explain what life was probably like
during that time.
If your state was a territory before it became a
state, explain when the United States Congress
created the territory. Explain how settlers were
able to obtain land in the new territory.
This state became the ____ state in the United
States in ____. The first governor of the state
Name the current United States Senators and
This state has ____ electoral votes.
Name the current governor.
Describe the state’s legislature.
In this space insert a political and/or physical
map of your state.
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http://dgl.microsoft.com/ for maps and other graphics of
Over the past fifty years the population has
Chief products of the state include:
Agricultural (farm) products:
The average high temperature in July is
The average high temperature in January is
The average yearly precipitation is
Name the major rivers and bodies of water.
Name and describe a few different kinds of
Name and describe some of the trees and
Name and describe some of the wild animals.
Places to Visit
Choose one place in your state that
would be interesting to visit. Tell where it
is located in the state and why it would be
interesting to visit.
Note: Use Microsoft Internet Explorer to find
information about your state.
Choose three well known residents of your
state. Tell what they did to become famous.
Tell about the state motto and what makes
this state special.
List the resources you used for your research.