A key to a good State Report Project is to choose a theme that fits your state's unique character. You can choose an event in history, a point of interest, the state flag, a traditional event, etc. Choose something that can cover your whole board.
This Massachusetts board has the theme of the Boston Tea Party.
This Alaska board has the theme of the Northern Lights.
This California board has Southern California as the theme with Disneyland and Hollywood
(the circles use to be old film reels with movie film connecting the reels, unfortunately they fell off).
What Goes on the Board?
Activities to include on your board are Points of Interest Crossword Puzzle, Famous People Match, Border Blast Scramble, Important Events Timeline, Five Fun Facts, State Symbol Puzzle and a Major Product Map.
Crossword should include 11 or more Points of Interest.
Famous people match should include 10 people famous in your state.
Time line should include 10 dates important to your states history.
Five Fun Facts should list 5 facts about your state that are very unique to it.
Border Blast is a puzzle with all the states, major bodies of water, and/ or countries that border your state.
Product Map should be a map of your state showing the many different products from the state and should include a map key.
State Symbol Puzzle should be a picture or postcard printed on card stock and cut into a jigsaw puzzle.
See examples in the attachments below.