Engage your students in researching different states across the country in lieu of a traditional state report. This activity takes students from state to state as they follow clues to identify an unknown state and then research specific facts and details about the state. Students will gain necessary research skills as they familiarize themselves with fifteen different states across the United States.
You can make this a weekly homework/research assignment or complete it in class to supplement social studies curriculum, practice researching skills, and tie into writing lessons. There are fifteen states included in this packet. For each state, you receive a research sheet, an answer key, and an optional writing prompt if you would like to have students write about their research each week.
Have students imagine they are traveling from state to state as they research to engage them in their learning without forcing them to specialize in a single state. One week is included in the preview file. If you have further questions about the product, please feel free to ask a question.