Most states require homeschoolers to include a state study at some point in their educational pursuits. While curriculum publishers typically include state study as part of their history/geography/social studies curriculum, DIY homeschool moms will more likely be looking for ways to pull together our own materials to meet this requirement. What better way than via a state unit study?
State units can be fun, informative and lead to plenty of investigation and interaction that will help the student retain what he has learned.
If you are looking for such a resource, start with My State Unit, one of the several free unit studies created by Karen Caroe. This unit covers civics, history, geography, language arts, applied math, science, and art, culminating in a personalized state notebook.
Printable State Maps
Free labeled and unlabeled maps for notebooking.
My State History & Geography Notebook
18-page download covering state geography, climate, history, industry, tourism and other facts.
2-page download covering the basics with space for state bird, flag and other information.
State Notebooking Page
Another 2-page download similar to the above with space for state flower and other information.
Foldables and everything you need to create a lapbook instead of a notebook. From HomeschoolHelperOnline.