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States – Teacher Resources

Explore the history, geography, and government of the fifty United States with these teaching resources. Use our lessons, printables, and quizzes to review state capitals with your students. You will find plenty of maps and crossword puzzles to help students learn about U.S. regions and states. Discover interesting facts and figures about the fifty states with references on the U.S. Census, elections, the American flag, and much more for elementary, intermediate, and high school students.


U.S. Map with State Capitals
Map of Southeast United States
United States Map (Outline)
Map of Northeast United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Map of Midwest United States
Map of North America
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Immigrant Families
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Finding Postal Codes for States
National Inspirer 4.0
Great Mail Race Survey
Letter for Great Mail Race
More United States Lesson Plans


Quiz: Know Your States
Name That State! Quiz
States and Capitals Quiz
Quiz: Southwest U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: The United States: West Region
U.S. Geography and Maps Quiz
Find Your State
More United States Quizzes


Fifty Fun Facts About the Fifty U.S. States
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
U.S. States by Order of Entry into the Union
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
National Park System of the United States
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Map Library
Map of Southwest United States
Map Library – United States
New England
Map of Western United States
United States Maps Gallery
A Map of Washington, D.C.
More United States Maps

Bulletin Board Ideas

United States Flag Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example

Games & Puzzles

State Word Search
State Capital Word Search
Hawaii II Word Search
Name That State
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Find the State
The Rocky Mountain States Word Search
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

American Flag (in color)
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Blank American Flag
"Star-Spangled Banner"
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
More Flag Facts
Flag Facts
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Fourth of July Resources

U.S. Patriotism, Volume I: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
U.S. Patriotism, Volume II: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Symbols of the United States
Betsy Ross Flag Company
More Fourth of July – Teacher Resources

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for States

My Book of Washington, D.C.
Create a New Flag
The Bill of Rights
The Star-Spangled Banner II
The Star-Spangled Banner I
Patriotic Mobile
State Facts Book
More United States Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Mathematics & States Connected

U.S. Immigration
Where You Belong: Census Activity
Population of the United States by Sex and Race, 1970 - 2004
U.S. Weights and Measures
Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
Population of the United States by State
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
National Scenic Trails
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Winter Weather Across America
Lessons from a Lake
Oil for Energy
Mardi Gras or Carnival
More United States Resources for Science Class

Literature & States Connected

A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder
America -- My Country, My Home
Rhyming States
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Historical Sites Project
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
Distant Enemy
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

Alaska Word Search
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
State Scavenger Hunt
The Southern States Word Search
Texas Crossword Puzzle
Vermont Crossword Puzzle
Iowa and Kansas Crossword Puzzles
More Popular States Resources for Language Arts

States Resources for U.S. History

Learn About the California Gold Rush
National Monuments in the U.S.
U.S. State Mottoes
List of State Nicknames
Origin of U.S. State Names
Nicknames of U.S. State Residents
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. State Resident Population Estimates, 2005
States in the U.S. That Received the Most Immigrants in 2001
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Residency Requirements for Voting in the U.S.
Governors of the Fifty States
State Offices Matching Quiz - Answer Key
Presidential Conventions
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
USPS State Abbreviations
Name the State
Florida Word Puzzle
Jigsaw Puzzle Game
Extreme Geographical Points of the United States
Rivers of the United States
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

Old Sturbridge Village
The Tale of Sacco and Vanzetti
Massachusetts Crossword Puzzle
Map of Connecticut
New Hampshire Crossword Puzzle
Connecticut Crossword Puzzle
Maine Crossword Puzzle
More New England Resources

Middle Atlantic Resources

The Harlem Renaissance
Maryland Crossword Puzzle
American History Reading Warm-Up: The Quakers
Map of Delaware
West Virginia
New Jersey
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Illinois Crossword Puzzle
A Year Down Yonder Curriculum Connections
The Midwestern States Word Search
Map of Illinois
Ohio and South Dakota Crossword Puzzles
Indiana Crossword Puzzle
Wisconsin Crossword Puzzle
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Houston Landmarks
Georgia Crossword Puzzle
Map of Georgia
Alabama Crossword Puzzle
Mississippi Crossword Puzzle
Map of Alabama
Map of Arkansas
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

Facts about Utah
New Mexico Word Puzzle
Map of Colorado
U.S. History Reading Warm-Up: Garnet, Montana
Nevada Crossword Puzzle
Map of Arizona
Map of Idaho
More Rocky Mountain Resources

Pacific Coast Resources

Tlingit Indians and Their Environment Activity Worksheet
California Crossword Puzzle
The California Gold Rush Little Book
Hawaii Crossword Puzzle I
Map of Hawaii
When the U.S. Bought Alaska
Children of Native America Today Activities
More Pacific Coast Resources

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