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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.


Map of Southeast United States
Fun State Facts Printable Book (3-8)
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Quiz: Southeast United States
USPS State Abbreviations
The Bill of Rights
Find Your State
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Immigrant Families
U.S. Place Names Show Our Diversity
Jigsaw Puzzle Game
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
Rhyming States
More United States Lesson Plans


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


Origin of U.S. State Names
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
List of State Nicknames
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Ethnic Concentrations in the United States
More Flag Facts
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Map of the United States
U.S. Map with State Capitals
Map of Northeast United States
Map Library
Map of Midwest United States
Geography & Maps Printables Slideshow
United States Map (Outline)
More United States Maps

Bulletin Board Ideas

United States Flag Bulletin Board Example
United States Flag Bulletin Board

Games & Puzzles

State Word Search
State Capital Word Search
California Crossword Puzzle
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
The Midwestern States Word Search
Name That State
Name the State
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

50 Stars and 13 Stripes
American Flag (in color)
Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
"Star-Spangled Banner"
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the 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)
Betsy Ross Flag Company
More Fourth of July – Teacher Resources

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for States

My Book of Washington, D.C.
The Star-Spangled Banner I
State Facts Book
Flags of the U.S.A. Mini-Book
Children of Native America Today Activities
The Star-Spangled Banner II
Future Focus
More United States Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Mathematics & States Connected

U.S. Immigration
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
Hawaii Commemorative Quarter
USA Math
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

How Do Plants Affect the Economy of the United States?
Activity: Making a Weather Map
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Welcome Spring
Winter Weather Across America
Lessons from a Lake
Mardi Gras or Carnival
More United States Resources for Science Class

Literature & States Connected

A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder
50 States to Celebrate Discussion Guide with Common Core Connections
America -- My Country, My Home
Distant Enemy
Historical Sites Project
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
A Year Down Yonder Curriculum Connections
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

Battle of the Alamo Reading Warm-Up
Texas Crossword Puzzle
U.S. Place Names Word Search
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Alaska Word Search
A Geography Wordsearch
The Southern States Word Search
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
Maryland Crossword Puzzle
Louisiana Purchase
Old Sturbridge Village
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

State Offices Matching Quiz - Answer Key
Residency Requirements for Voting in the U.S.
Governors of the Fifty States
Presidential Conventions
2000 U.S. Census
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
U.S. State Mottoes
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

Map of Western United States
Map of Southwest United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Pacific West
United States Maps Gallery
Quiz: Know Your State Capitals
A Map of Washington, D.C.
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

The Tale of Sacco and Vanzetti
Massachusetts Crossword Puzzle
Vermont Crossword Puzzle
Map of Connecticut
New Hampshire
More New England Resources

Middle Atlantic Resources

New York State Map with Capital
New Jersey State Map with Physiography
Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
The Harlem Renaissance
Map of Delaware
Reading Warm-Up 40 for Gr. 5 & 6: American History
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Illinois State Map with Capital
Minnesota Crossword Puzzle
Illinois Crossword Puzzle
Iowa and Kansas Crossword Puzzles
Map of Illinois
A Reader's Guide for My Ántonia
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Virginia State Map with Physiography
Florida Word Puzzle
Georgia Crossword Puzzle
Louisiana Crossword Puzzle
Map of Alabama
Map of Arkansas
Map of Georgia
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

Facts about Utah
Map of Arizona
Map of Colorado
Map of Idaho
Reading Warm-Up 33 for Gr. 3 & 4: American History
More Rocky Mountain Resources

Pacific Coast Resources

Hawaii II Word Search
Map of Hawaii
Tlingit Indians and Their Environment Activity Worksheet
Map of Alaska
Map of California
When the U.S. Bought Alaska
Lynne Cox Swims the Bering Strait
More Pacific Coast Resources

Related United States Resources

Popular Maps & Globes Resources
State Education Departments


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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: National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/10), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), 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.

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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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