The United States is made up of 50 states. Each state has a permanent population, is controlled by a sense of a central government that reports to the Union (federal government), they each have a sense of sovereignty and land integrity, each State has the ability to self-govern their citizens with laws unique to them. We look at how each state shaped and grew throughout history. We also point out really interesting facts. Did you know that Razorback country is the only state to have an active diamond mine? Maybe that's why slabs of carbon are so pricey. Did you know that Hawaii was home to a royal palace? I always knew that Louisiana was famous for crayfish, but did you know that greater than ninety-five of the world's crayfish reside there? Another one that I couldn't have made up if I tried; the oldest rock in the world was found in Minnesota. This section is filled with new thoughts and ideas.
With this series of 50 States worksheets students learn about the uniqueness of each state and learn the physical appearance of the state itself. We look at what makes each state different yet similar to others. We look at the natural resources, common industries and contributions to the Union of states. We cover every single state and leave no stone unturned while getting to know them. We examine each state as itself, the people, geography, and culture. We also look at general issues such as state abbreviations and the people that shaped the history of each state.