This is an Internet assignment on the website How Stuff Works. The website offers articles about various topics.
The state series contains a two page assignment that goes with a link on the Internet. Each assignment goes with each individual state and has different questions depending on the article and state's history.
On the first page of the assignment the student's create a timeline of the state's history. On the second page there are 5 questions that they answer after clicking through the article.
It would work well in a group assignment if you had all the states and could give each student a different state to report on. There will be a listing with a bundle deal for all 50 states.
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