Students will do research on a state of their choice, or one you assign them (I have them draw a state out of a hat), which they will then create a poster showing what they have learned.
Students will need to have access to a computer or tablet at school to do research; a computer lab or in class netbooks. They will spend a few days doing research on their chosen state and as they do they will need to fill out the provided paper. I usually have a half way check off point where they have to have the hand out fully completed and checked off with me before I will give them a poster paper. This will allow them to continue the project with out computers.