New York entered the
Union on July 26, 1788. Its main industries are manufacturing, foreign trade, and
communication. Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Teddy Roosevelt, and Franklin D.
Roosevelt were born in New York.
Do you need a project for your school report? Here are some ideas from Challenge
magazine, Issue 77, which you can use to show what you have learned about New York.
|Research Susan B. Anthony's exciting life. Describe how she was a pioneer
of women's rights.|
|Why are the State of Liberty and Ellis Island such important parts of New York
|The National Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown, New York. Write a
short biography of your favorite player. Explain how one gets inducted into the Hall
|What are some of New York's important resources? How are they used and why?|
|Fashion is a big industry in New York City. Look at the tags in your local
clothing store, or your closet. Do the clothes come from New York? Develop a
graph comparing where clothing is made.|
|See a live picture from the Empire State Building. Research the history of the Empire State
Building. Discuss famous movies filmed around the Empire State Building.|