Make Your Own State Tourism Brochures

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Today I will show you how to make your own state tourism brochures to help your kids understand your state better! We happen to live in the state of Washington, so we looked up what some of the famous sights of Washington are. My kids now understand the state of Washington way better than they did before completing the project!

The Notgrass Company decided to sponsor these fun blog posts because we are basing this series on their Exploring Government book. This idea to “Make Your Own State Tourism Brochures” was one of the hands-on assignments in the book. I want to show you what my kids came up with:

As you can see, we printed off maps and pictures, and we arranged them on a tri-fold piece of paper. The kids labeled and described different sights of Washington to cause tourists to want to come to our state. One of my sons had a humorous way of describing each sight.

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Hands-on Learning for High School Government

One of the things I love most about this Exploring Government book is the hands-on assignments. At the beginning of each week, hands-on assignments like the following are listed:

  • Create a bust sculpture of one of the Founding Fathers out of clay.
  • Make a 3-D model of a real national feature or scene in one of America’s national parks.
  • Create a slide show creatively illustrating the 10 Commandments.
  • Write and illustrate a book for children of at least 20 pages explaining taxes and what government does with the money on a local, state, and federal level.
  • Go on a field trip to your county courthouse.

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When teens have a creative outlet like skits or other hands-on projects, they have to think through the topic to a much greater degree than if they just took a test on the information. My kids wrote all the scripts for this entire high school government series, and they are learning so much!

I hope you enjoyed our state tourism brochures. Stay tuned for the next episode: Typical Campaign Promises!

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8 Responses to “Make Your Own State Tourism Brochures”

  1. This is so fun! My son might really enjoy making this for the states we are visiting this year.

    xo
    Stefanie

  2. Heidi says:

    Love these! Such a cool way to bring learning about a state together!

  3. Bethany says:

    What a fun idea! My kids are a few years away from this, but already my daughter LOVES identifying and learning new things about different states. She can find many of them already at 4! I can see her loving this activity in a few years.

  4. I love this series. The videos are fun and the lessons are interactive.

    • Susan says:

      Thanks! This was a fun assignment. Several of my kids used humor in what they wrote in their pamphlet, which was fine. They tried to find out more about a place so they could crack a joke about it.

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