Doing a school project that focuses on your state is an excellent way to learn more about where you live while creating an engaging school project for credit. A state project can include information about your state's imports and exports, main form of industry, population statistics, major cities and historical importance. You can also include fun information about your state, such as the state bird, state motto, and state symbol. Remember to follow the given assignment for your school project, if there is one, and abide by school project guidelines.

Set the scope of your project. Refer to the given school assignment, if there is one, for how extensive your state project needs to be. Be ambitious and thorough, but don't include unnecessary information if it isn't called for.

Check out books about your state from your local library. Look for recently published books that specifically deal with your state's statistics and history, as you should build your project on hard data. Check out books that teach fun facts about your state, too, if you can find them.

Research your state on reputable websites, such as Statemaster.com. Collect the most recent data about your state's population, industry, and major imports and exports to use in your project. Look for interesting facts to add color to your project.

Synthesize the information you've gathered into a comprehensive, logical report. Cite your sources for all statistics and facts. Proofread your report when you're finished, and have a parent or teacher read over it as well for consistency.

Create visuals to accompany your project. Make a slide show of facts about your state, draw a large map of your state, or print out pictures of your state's bird and symbol to illustrate your project when it comes time to present it.