I have always wanted my own students to know about our state and what the senate and Legislative body was voting on for our state symbols and why. Louisiana has a symbol for most everything and this is only a partial list of what my middle students should know.
There 56 cards here to cover almost every state symbol and a few fun facts thrown in. I have used these from time to time just as fill-ins to keep my students interest piqued about Louisiana.
I have thought about laminating them but never have since I only use them once or twice a year. If I used them more than that I would different laminate them. I would also use them as a 'scoot' activity. I would also use them as Q & A before test, before state tests, down time after state tests, end of year review, a bingo style game or a jeporary style game.