Each child in our daughter's fifth grade class-- in fact all the fifth graders in her school were assigned a state to study and report on. After this nearly one month project, they held a "State Fair" where each child acted as a tour guide of their state. They dressed as a famous person from the state and even handed out samples of local cuisine. Our daughter chose to study Illinois. It was difficult for her to decide between dressing as Abraham Lincoln or Jackie Joyner-Kersee, an Olympic athlete. As you can probably guess from this post, she decided on the athlete. I made her two gold medals to wear. If you want to cut them yourself, right click on the image to the left and click "save link as" to save the file to your computer.