This assignment is ideal for US History and Govt/Civics classes, but I would venture to say it could even be used for AVID as there is a University component in it. Basically, I have paired students each pick a different state and they answer the topics of: 1) Early History, 2) Geography-Nature, 3) Historical/Current Economy 4) Geography-Human Interaction, 5) Famous Politicians, 6) Modern History, and 7) State Universities on different notecards (or typed on same size). They then attach to them to a poster board that they must design and find specific graphics for. I wanted my students to focus on geography, government, history, and the economy when doing this, and I wasn't finding anything I really liked, so after years of tweaking, here it is. I like to use it at the quarter or as a summative activity at the end of the course. I left the point values blank so you may add what you wish. Please check out my other stuff if you like it.