Help your students learn more about the United States by utilizing this project. It is little prep for you and lots of learning for the kiddos.
Students will make a paper plate presentation using the templates provided in the download. All 50 states are included. Each page contains a map of the state with major cities, and subject headings for the plates.
Students will color and cut out the map, paste it to the back of a paper plate. Then, cut half of another plate, and staple it to the opposite side of the map--creating a pocket. Students will use index cards and the subject headings to research the state assigned.
I do this project for each region study. You could allow students to be paired or complete individually. It makes a fun and decorative display that is interactive!