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  • 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.
  • States report

    1. 1. Our 50 States: [Name of Your State] Your Name Date
    2. 2. Symbols of (name of your state) The state bird is The state flower is The state tree is Add a picture here. Add a picture here. Add a picture here.
    3. 3. State Nickname Tell what is the state’s nickname. Write a short explanation of how your state got this nickname.
    4. 4. State History First Inhabitants Name the major tribes of Native Americans that lived in this state. Include a few interesting facts about these people. Exploration Which explorers visited your state and where did they come from? Settlement Where was the first settlement located in your state? Who started the settlement and why?
    5. 5. State History, continued Colonial Days If your state was one of the original thirteen colonies, explain what life was probably like during that time. Territorial Days 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.
    6. 6. Statehood This state became the ____ state in the United States in ____. The first governor of the state was _________.
    7. 7. Government National Government Name the current United States Senators and Representatives. This state has ____ electoral votes. State Government Name the current governor. Describe the state’s legislature.
    8. 8. Maps In this space insert a political and/or physical map of your state. Note: Check out Microsoft Design Gallery Live at http://dgl.microsoft.com/ for maps and other graphics of your state.
    9. 9. Population 1950: 1960: 1970: 1980: 1990: 2000: Over the past fifty years the population has (increased/decreased).
    10. 10. Economy Chief products of the state include:  Agricultural (farm) products: Mining products: Manufactured goods:
    11. 11. Weather The average high temperature in July is _________. The average high temperature in January is __________. The average yearly precipitation is _____________.
    12. 12. Natural Resources Water Name the major rivers and bodies of water. Minerals Name and describe a few different kinds of minerals.
    13. 13. Natural Resources, continued Plant Life Name and describe some of the trees and wildflowers. Animal Life Name and describe some of the wild animals.
    14. 14. 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.
    15. 15. Famous People Choose three well known residents of your state. Tell what they did to become famous.
    16. 16. State Motto Tell about the state motto and what makes this state special.
    17. 17. Works Cited List the resources you used for your research.

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