This document is an outline for a state report project. I used this project with my 5th graders last year. This project incorporates social studies standards, writing standards (both expository and persuasive writing), non-fiction reading standards and research standards. It includes instructions and note taking outlines for the students, as well as detailed directions for writing a bibliography. The project is split up into 5 main sections:
-Maps of the state
-Symbols of the state
-Weather in the state
-History of the state
-Places to visit in the state
Students gather resources on a state of their choice, then spend about a week on each section of the report. In total, it took my class about 6 weeks to complete, but you can adjust the timing to fit your student's needs.
The instructions include opportunities for extra credit as well. It's all editable, too!