Young elementary students often have a very limited awareness of their geography. There have been many times in my classroom where students have believe a state was a different country. Some students are not even aware of the state they actually reside. This research packet is designed for young elementary students to help them become more knowledgeable of the states that make up our country. The topics are easy to research and can be completed in the classroom or as a home project. This is a great way to get students excited about learning where they live!
The research topics included are as follows:
• State location in the U.S.
• Capital city name and location
• State flag design and meaning
• State bird
• State flower
• Famous residents
• Opinion writing