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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.

Printables

Map of Southeast United States
U.S. Map with State Capitals
Fun State Facts Printable Book (3-8)
State Word Search
State Capital Word Search
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Map of Midwest United States
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Immigrant Families
Great Mail Race Survey
Regions by Rail
State Scavenger Hunt
U.S. Place Names Show Our Diversity
More United States Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Quiz: Southeast United States
Quiz: Western U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Find Your State
Quiz: Southeast U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: The United States: West Region
More United States Quizzes

References

Origin of U.S. State Names
List of State Nicknames
Governors of the Fifty States
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
Fifty Fun Facts About the Fifty U.S. States
U.S.-Cuba Relations
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Activity: Making a Weather Map
United States Map (Outline)
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Map Library
Map of Southwest United States
Map of Western United States
Map of the United States
More United States Maps

Bulletin Board Ideas

United States Flag Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example

Games & Puzzles

The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Name That State
California Crossword Puzzle
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Hawaii II Word Search
Texas Crossword Puzzle
The Southern States Word Search
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

American Flag (in color)
Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
Betsy Ross Flag Company
"Star-Spangled Banner"
More Flag Facts
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Fourth of July Resources

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

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for States

The Bill of Rights
My Book of Washington, D.C.
Flags of the U.S.A. Mini-Book
Future Focus
State Facts Book
Patriotic Mobile
The Star-Spangled Banner II
More United States Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Mathematics & States Connected

U.S. Immigration
Kids Count: Census Activity
Population of the United States by Sex and Race, 1970 - 2004
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
Getting There
Where You Belong: Census Activity
My Favorite Birthday
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

How Do Plants Affect the Economy of the United States?
National Scenic Trails
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Winter Weather Across America
Welcome Spring
Lessons from a Lake
Oil for Energy
More United States Resources for Science Class

Literature & States Connected

A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
Dynamite!
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Distant Enemy
A Year Down Yonder Curriculum Connections
Historical Sites Project
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

Alaska Word Search
The Midwestern States Word Search
U.S. Place Names Word Search
A Geography Wordsearch
Battle of the Alamo Reading Warm-Up
Spanish Place Names
My Trip to America
More Popular States Resources for Language Arts

States Resources for U.S. History

Learn About the California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush Little Book
National Symbols Riddles
The Harlem Renaissance
Louisiana Purchase
Alabama
Alaska
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
U.S. State Mottoes
Nicknames of U.S. State Residents
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
2000 U.S. Census
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

USPS State Abbreviations
Map of Northeast United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Quiz: Southwest U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Know Your States
Quiz: Know Your State Capitals
United States Maps Gallery
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

Connecticut State Map with Capital
Maine State Map with Physiography
New Hampshire State Map with Capital
Rhode Island State Map with Capital
New Hampshire State Map with Physiography
Vermont State Map with Physiography
Maine State Map
More New England Resources

Middle Atlantic Resources

New York State Map
Delaware State Map
Pennsylvania State Map
West Virginia State Map
Delaware State Map with Capital
Delaware State Map with Physiography
New Jersey State Map with Capital
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Minnesota Crossword Puzzle
Minnesota State Map
Wisconsin State Map
Illinois State Map
Illinois State Map with Capital
Minnesota State Map with Capital
North Dakota State Map with Capital
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Georgia Crossword Puzzle
Virginia State Map with Physiography
Texas State Map
Florida State Map
Georgia State Map
Florida Word Puzzle
Louisiana Crossword Puzzle
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

Arizona State Map
Nevada State Map
Arizona State Map with Capital
Utah State Map with Capital
Arizona State Map with Physiography
Wyoming State Map with Physiography
Utah State Map
More Rocky Mountain Resources

Pacific Coast Resources

Alaska State Map with Physiography
Map of Hawaii
Alaska Crossword Puzzle I
Alaska State Map
California State Map
Hawaii State Map
Oregon State Map
More Pacific Coast Resources

Related United States Resources

Popular Maps & Globes Resources
State Education Departments

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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