This file contains project directions and a grading rubric for a state personification project. In my class, I have each student choose a state they want to research, then discuss ways to gather information (books, internet, etc). This project asks students to research everything from their state's motto to the first settlers to the population and current governor. Once the students have collected their information, I have them write out their presentation personifying their state, then teach them how to make note cards to be used during their presentation. I send the rubric home with each student when I introduce the project and also use this to grade them.