I'm a 5th grade teacher who is interested in revamping our social studies curriculum in which each student becomes an "expert" on one of the states. After various projects during the year, the study concludes with a State Fair during which the kids present display boards of traditional topics such as famous people, products, governor, etc. This year we want the kids to select a topic related to "their" state and do research and a display board presentation at the State Fair about that topic. For example: California might offer topics like The Golden Gate Bridge, redwood trees, the Border Patrol issue, the Gold Rush, or Ansel Adams and his work at Yosemite. I would like help in creating a list of possible topics for each state from which the students can each choose a topic that interests them. I would love a list of ideas from you about your state. Can't wait to see what you offer. This is what Gayle wrote about earlier in a previous forum.