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U.S. States Unit Study

State Unit StudySubmitted by Cathy R.
2nd-5th

Library List:
Travel the Great States by School Zone
Spectacular State Report Projects for any State by Scholastic (grades 4-8)
Don’t Know Much About the 50 States by Kenneth C. Davis
The United States of America – A State-by-State Guide by Millie Miller and Cyndi Nelson

The Notebooking Nook – has a state study notebooking pages for each state. I only use a few pages for my 3rd grader (basic state facts, where’s Utah, etc.) This costs a few dollars but really nice pages.

Enchanted Learning – I print out their state maps which asks 10 questions which all answers could be found on the map. Also, I print out the state flags which allows the students to color the flags and gives a little information about the state and flag followed by a few questions. Free.

Then I made up my own sheet for each state that wasn’t covered in the other pages which includes:
state abbreviation
largest city
major industry
major resources
major rivers
major lakes
wild life
highest/lowest point
origin of state name
what is the state famous for
name something unique about the state

Then on separate piece of paper, list what you would do and where you would go in the state and why.

State Worksheets

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas
California Colorado Connecticut Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming

More great resources of information:
50States.com – Has lots of links for each state including climate, constitution, and museums.
TeachersFirst – 50 States – Includes state history, geography, and economy.
The US 50 – Includes state symbols, famous people, attractions, and other topics.
Global Computing – 50 States – Statistical information about each state.