Here is some sites specific to Michigan(my home state)
Michigan House -- many FREE publications
Michigan Senate --check out the Kid's page!
Michigan Government's Kids Page
Michigan History Magazine --pdf of Introducing Michigan history
About.com's Unit Study of Michigan
Michigan's History, Arts, and Libraries --tips on teaching the states' history and other state lessons.
Traveling Mom's Michigan Online Unit Study
TEACH Geography--Great Lakes
Here is some general sites for all the states:
ClassBrain.com--pick your state from the map and get facts about the state
List of State's Symbols
University of Texas' State Map Collection--maps on the states' county roads, average precipitation, geological, plus much more!
Lesson Plans by State
Learn ALL 50 states --tons of information on state government, people, almanacs, news, geography, etc.
Blank outline state maps
ABC Teach State Facts Sheets--blank outline state maps along with facts on each state.
Easy Fun School--list of unit studies on 40 of the 50 states.
State Coloring Pages -- coloring pages of each of the states, blank or with the capital city names. Also have full USA maps with states outlines.
Kid Zone's States Symbols --coloring pages of each states' flag, map, bird, flower
Enchanted Learning States Facts Page --some of their printables require site membership in order to print the full size.
America's Library--click on a state and read facts and stories about things that happen in that state.
Kid Info's States Page---links to many sites on state facts and maps along with links to the States' government/homepages!
Unit Study on 50 States--many links and ideas/activities
Fifty States, Five Lessons
Also if you Google each of the state's tourism center you will find tons more information about the states as well. I typed in things like "Florida travel"; "Maine travel" or "Maine tourism". I got a BIG list of sites!! You can also go and visit Joann at Our Homeschooling Expedition and find many links to various states that she has put together.
Visit your local library for books on each state. There are such series as "Welcome to the U.S.A" and "Discover America State by State Series".
Some other books are:
"Eat Your Way Thru the USA" by Loree Pettit
"The Scrambled States of America" by Laurie Keller
Projects to do with your States Study:
- State Lapbook or State Notebook--printable forms and ideas to create a lapbook/notebook on each state.
- Collect postcards from each state
- Learn the capital cities of each state(make up a bingo game)
- Learn the states in alphabetical order(Learn the 50 States Rhyme/Song)
- Read across America--Read a book from each state. Look here 50 States Book List or Carol Hurst's Literature Site or List of Books for a book.
- Make a travel guide/brochure for your state.
- Have some fun and play the Mystery State Game