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Last modified: September 3, 2020

U.s. History Study – American States Research

Your assignment is to research and learn about American history by studying one of the 50 states. Your     state was assigned randomly and cannot be switched. You will create a poster and give an oral presentation to share what you have learned. The details of your research requirements are listed below.

Research Project Requirements:

Complete ALL of the following four items:

Complete ONE of the following two options

(You can choose to do both, if you have time)

Complete ONE of the following two options

(You can choose to do both, if you have time)

ALL projects must include the following item

Poster Requirements:

    Your poster will need to display ALL of the following:

  1. The research information that is listed above.
    • Historical Summary
    • State Importance
    • Statistical Information
    • Fun Facts
    • Geography OR Climate Description
    • 3 Famous Americans or 3 Tourist Attractions
    • Bibliography/Reference Page
  2. A title (your state name)
  3. The state’s motto
  4. A physical map of your state that identifies the location of the capital city and important geographic landmarks.
  5. Pictures of the state’s flag, bird and flower (optional: state seal, animal, sports teams).
  6. Any other pictures or information you think is important.
  7. Student names

 Poster Instructions:

  1. After you have completed your research and gathered all of the information you need, you will then use it to complete the required paragraphs, chart, and lists from above.
  2. You will need to type (or NEATLY write) your information and save it in a pages or Google document.
  3. AFTER, all of your research information is typed and you think you are done, remember to go back to the research and poster requirements listed above and be sure you have finished all of the assignment requirements.
  4. AFTER, you are sure ALL of the assignment requirements are finished, have another student read your work and give you feedback on questions they may have, things you might need to correct, as well as ideas to make it better.
  5. When this is done, you will be able to print your work and start creating your poster.

 Research Resources:

Week 1 Research:

Week 2 Research:

States & Capitals

  • Alabama – Montgomery
  • Alaska – Juneau
  • Arizona – Phoenix
  • Arkansas – Little Rock
  • California – Sacramento
  • Colorado – Denver
  • Connecticut – Hartford
  • Delaware – Dover
  • Florida – Tallahassee
  • Georgia – Atlanta
  • Hawaii – Honolulu
  • Idaho – Boise
  • Illinois – Springfield
  • Indiana – Indianapolis
  • Iowa – Des Moines
  • Kansas – Topeka
  • Kentucky – Frankfort
  • Louisiana – Baton Rouge
  • Maine – Augusta
  • Maryland – Annapolis
  • Massachusetts – Boston
  • Michigan – Lansing
  • Minnesota – St. Paul
  • Mississippi – Jackson
  • Missouri – Jefferson City
  • Montana – Helena
  • Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Nevada – Carson City
  • New Hampshire – Concord
  • New Jersey – Trenton
  • New Mexico – Santa Fe
  • New York – Albany
  • North Carolina – Raleigh
  • North Dakota – Bismarck
  • Ohio – Columbus
  • Oklahoma – Oklahoma City
  • Oregon – Salem
  • Pennsylvania – Harrisburg
  • Rhode Island – Providence
  • South Carolina – Columbia
  • South Dakota – Pierre
  • Tennessee – Nashville
  • Texas – Austin
  • Utah – Salt Lake City
  • Vermont – Montpelier
  • Virginia – Richmond
  • Washington – Olympia
  • West Virginia – Charleston
  • Wisconsin – Madison
  • Wyoming – Cheyenne