This state report assignment is great for 4th or 5th graders. It allows students the opportunity to learn about a specific state while engaging in research. Students will create three final projects: A brochure, trifold and a front page of a newspaper. They will learn about a famous person from the state, what makes the state unique, and current events and happening from around the state. The opportunity to teach objective writing for the newspaper is a skill students should have prior to moving to middle school.