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 page 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 ask 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 included:
origin of the state name
what is the state famous for
name something unique about the state
Then on a separate piece of paper, list what you would do and where you would go in the state and why.
More great resources for 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.