Learning about the United States is something we should put as a priority in our geography lessons. These free resources and Free State Report Templates for US Geography will help your students learn all about the states that make up our nation.
State Report Templates
Many students complete a state report in elementary. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Using state report templates can prove to be a helpful solution when it’s time for your kids to write a report on a state in the United States.
State Reports for Elementary Students
Wondering how to begin state reports for 5th graders or any elementary grade?
You have to provide your kids with the means to do research. This may mean that your strictly text/books homeschool may need to either find a state book in your local library, search for ebooks, or convert your homeschools into virtual schools for a bit with access to the internet.
Start with your child researching their very own state. Supply your students with grade-level appropriate report examples, a sample template or two, and let them explore.
What should be included in a state report?
Learning about states is so very important. I only realized that when I moved to another country and found that my kids knew little about the United States – not even the state we came from. It was sad and totally on me to rectify that issue.
It is simple for kids to gather information on a state. The information doesn’t have to be vast, but a few essentials can really help them understand a state and its basics.
Here are a few facts useful state report:
- State capital
- Geography and natural features
- State bird
- Official State flower
- State tree
- Official State song
- History on how it got its shape
- Three interesting facts they can find
The report can be in a simple template, a written report, a lapbook, slide presentations for older students, or any other project idea you can think of.
Either way, kids can retain useful information they can take with them always. Grab some free resources to help below to get started on your state study.
Free State Report Templates Download
Our free State Report Templates pack includes 8 different geography templates that can be used in writing a report on a state. Each is focused on geography, and the 8 templates range from simple templates for younger elementary students to more in-depth templates for middle school students.
You can find this free State Report Templates pack available for download at the end of this post.
Free State Report Templates
Use the free printables below to put together an amazing state report. There are lots of different options that you can include in your report for the state you choose.
State Report Lapbooks
State Report State Lapbook – This state report template is geared towards 3rd and 4th graders and includes material for students to use while doing their research. Help your students conduct research on any state with this detailed state report lapbook.
DIY Lapbook for States and More – Whether your student is studying the 50 states of America or is doing a book report, this resource is perfect for them. Grab a free template so your kids can learn how to make a lapbook of their very own with a free lapbook template.
US States Report Lapbook – Your kids will get excited about social studies, geography, and history with this free state report lapbook. It is a fun and interactive way for kids to enjoy learning about their country. This is geared towards elementary-aged kids. I used it with my son in our 5th grade homeschooling last year.
50 States Lapbook Resources and Printables – These free resources, printables and lapbooks to study the 50 states will help kids also remember the states well. These resources are super fun and help you to even assign simple monthly reports on the states of our nation.
State Report Printables
State History Timeline and Cheat Sheets – With this resource, your students can create a timeline of when each state became a state. This information is a cool informative aspect to add in their state report.
Create a State Report Brochure
Older Elementary State Report Projects and State Brochures – This market research report on states will help kids report on important aspects of each state. Once they have the template complete and colored in, the report turns into a brochure project to share with the family or for presentation.
State Report Template for Notebooks
State Template for Notebooking – Grab this blank state template notebooking page to allow a student’s research to be as simple or as detailed as they want it to be. There are also blank spaces so kids can draw the flag and map of the state.
State History Report
State History Research Project – This free state history project helps kids research a state’s history. Grab this 9-page download to help your students begin an independent study on the states of our nation.
State Research Printables
State Research Graphic Organizers – The main idea of this free resource is for kids to conduct a short research project on any of the 50 states of our nation. Students will need internet access to conduct their research about the state’s capital, its governor, state bird, three largest cities, three interesting facts, and more.
State Report PDF
5th Grade State Report Printable – This one-page free printable download is chock full of excellent state information any child will enjoy filling out. From coloring to researching information like state trees and what the license plate looks like, this is an excellent simple activity.
Free Printables to Add to a State Report
Free Worksheets and Fact Cards on State Flags – Help your kids understand why each state’s flag design was chosen. Also, learn a ton of history and symbolism behind each flag with our free state study resource.
State Flash Cards
US States Flash Cards – You can add these flashcards to your report or help your kids use them to gather information for a state report. Don’t forget to ask your students to follow the step by step instructions and color the flashcards.
50 States PDFs for State Reports
50 States Worksheets – These worksheets for all 50 states will help your kids with any state report. They will learn key facts, unique features of each of the states. This is perfect for elementary kids and can be more complete for high schoolers as well.
States and Capitals
Free States and Capitals Study Sheets – Use this memorization pack for quizzes and review when studying the states and capitals.
States and Capitals Cursive Copywork – Help your students learn the states and capitals while working on handwriting skills using our free cursive copywork sheets.
State Facts for Reports
LEGO US States Facts Printable Challenge for Kids – This LEGO challenge is perfect for elementary kids learning about the United States. This is a super fun way for your kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students to learn about the states.
State Maps for a State Report
USA Worksheets and Maps for a State Report – This activity pack is an easy download to make any state report the best it can be. Your students can build on their knowledge of state names, their capitals, abbreviations, locations, and regions. This resource will help your students also test and retain the geography information learned in the US.
Songs & Videos to Learn the States & Capitals
Kids learn so quickly when material is put to song, and we all know that watching a video can be more entertaining for visual learners. Check out this big resource list of songs for the fifty states.
50 States Cheat Sheets
Lastly, don’t forget to grab our free 50 States Cheat Sheets from our subscriber library. In it you’ll find an alphabetical listing of each state, capitals, regions, time zones, and state abbreviations.
Remember to point out the information on states and major cities every time you travel or on virtual field trips. This information can be useful throughout their lifetime. Check out this resource on how to write a state report as you teach your kids what to do.
State Report Templates
This free State Report Template Pack contains different geography templates that you can use in your next state report. There are 8 different templates to choose from; some are suitable for elementary students, whereas others will be better for middle school children.
State Report Templates PDF Download
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DOWNLOAD: Free State Report Templates
- Do you want your kids to do a report on one of the states? Use our state report template and make it a breeze!
- Download free printable state flags for each of the 50 states.
- Have you ever considered using a song to learn the states?
- Don’t forget about learning the state capitals. It’s easy when you use a free capitals worksheet.
- Explore U.S. landmarks for kids with free resources.
- These 50 states cheat sheets are great for memorizing and review.
- Teach the states and capitals in cursive with these handwriting worksheets.
- Print off the states and capitals study sheet for test-taking practice.
- Don’t forget map work! Print off a map of USA coloring pages to practice learning the locations of the states.
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