Dear Amy: I have an assignment for a research project on my state, and I don’t know where to start. Can you help? — Jessie S., Helena, Montana?
Dear Jamie: When I did a project like this, I focused on finding interesting facts that my instructor might not know about the state I picked. Online resources I found helpful included State Websites for Kids, kids.usa.gov/
learn-about-the-states, which has links to sites for every state with loads of information.
The United State Census Bureau provides a State Facts for Students page, census.gov/schools/facts, where you can find data about population, geography and businesses for each state. Fifty States and Fifty Fun Facts, factmonster.com/ipka/A0770175.html, is a another good site for information to make your project more interesting.
For example, if I were doing a project about California, I could write about General Sherman, a 3,500-year-old tree that is one of the world’s oldest living things. If I were writing about Georgia, I would mention that the Girl Scouts were founded in Savannah by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912.
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