States from all over our great nation were on display at last week’s Third Grade States Presentations, held outdoors under the AP Room Tent for the first time. Faculty, staff and students visited the displays and learned about many states and their customs and traditions from expert guides who were dressed to represent their state.
The assignment included a variety of components. The students were asked to construct a model depicting either a map of their state or a landmark found there in addition to completing a packet of fascinating facts about that state. Each state "expert" also dressed up as a famous person from his or her state, while others represented an occupation from their area. The activity was designed to enrich a social studies unit about the United States.