I tend to throw out the girls'work within a few days of them doing it, sometimes even the very day they do it. So, I thought that maybe if they make a book about the Fifty States and can refer back to it, maybe they will retain more of the information.
Here are the pages we have done about Alaska (My intention was to do the states in alphabetical order, but I forgot about Alabama. We will do Alabama next and then I will improve my alphabetizing skills.)
The cover sheet:
Coloring the state on the US map, and coloring a picture of a dog sled race (we also watched an animated movie about Balto, a dog who raced sleds).
I also "ordered" 15 picture books from the local library on Alaska, Eskimos, polar bears, etc. We have read them several times over the last few days. Next we are doing Alabama. So far, it has been much harder finding children's books (from the library) and coloring sheets. Any ideas?