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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
Map of Midwest United States
Map of Northeast United States
United States Map (Outline)
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
State Scavenger Hunt
Immigrant Families
Letter for Great Mail Race
Great Mail Race Survey
Historical Sites Project
More United States Lesson Plans


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


Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
National Park System of the United States
Origin of U.S. State Names
Geographical Highs, Lows, and Boundaries of the U.S.
U.S.-Cuba Relations
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Map of U.S. Regions
United States Maps Gallery
Map Library
Map of Southwest United States
Map Library – United States
Map of North America
Map of Western United States
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
Name the State
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Name That State
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Hawaii II Word Search
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

50 Stars and 13 Stripes
American Flag (in color)
Betsy Ross Flag Company
Flag Facts
More Flag Facts
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
"Star-Spangled Banner"
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Fourth of July Resources

Symbols of the United States
U.S. Patriotism, Volume I: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Blank American Flag
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
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
Children of Native America Today Activities
State Facts Book
Future Focus
My State
More United States Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Mathematics & States Connected

U.S. Immigration
Math Worksheet: Great Lakes Facts and Figures
Create Your Own Form
Forecasting the Future
Population of the United States by State
Population of the United States by Sex and Race, 1970 - 2004
Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

Mardi Gras or Carnival
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Welcome Spring
National Scenic Trails
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Winter Weather Across America
Lessons from a Lake
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
A Year Down Yonder Curriculum Connections
Distant Enemy
Rhyming States
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
A Reader's Guide for My Ántonia
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

Battle of the Alamo Reading Warm-Up
California Crossword Puzzle
Texas Crossword Puzzle
The Midwestern States Word Search
The Rocky Mountain States Word Search
Alaska Word Search
U.S. Place Names Word Search
More Popular States Resources for Language Arts

States Resources for U.S. History

Learn About the California Gold Rush
Louisiana Purchase
The California Gold Rush Little Book
National Symbols Riddles
The Rocky Mountain States Crossword Puzzle II
U.S. State Mottoes
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

Governors of the Fifty States
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
List of State Nicknames
States in the U.S. That Received the Most Immigrants in 2001
Residency Requirements for Voting in the U.S.
Presidential Conventions
State Offices Matching Quiz - Answer Key
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

Quiz: Northeast United States
New England
Map of the United States
Quiz: Midwest United States
USPS State Abbreviations
Mid Atlantic
Midwestern States Printables Slideshow
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

Connecticut Crossword Puzzle
Landmarks of Boston
Old Sturbridge Village
The Tale of Sacco and Vanzetti
Massachusetts Crossword Puzzle
Vermont Crossword Puzzle
Map of Connecticut
More New England Resources

Middle Atlantic Resources

The Harlem Renaissance
Maryland Crossword Puzzle
Map of Delaware
Reading Warm-Up 40 for Gr. 5 & 6: American History
New Jersey
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Missouri Crossword Puzzle
Illinois Crossword Puzzle
Iowa and Kansas Crossword Puzzles
Map of Illinois
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

A Tour of New Orleans
Texas State Map
Texas State Map with Physiography
Alabama State Map
Georgia State Map
Arkansas State Map with Capital
Louisiana Crossword Puzzle
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

Utah State Map with Physiography
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 Crossword Puzzle I
Map of Alaska
Tlingit Indians and Their Environment Activity Worksheet
When the U.S. Bought Alaska
Map of California
Map of Hawaii
Lynne Cox Swims the Bering Strait
More Pacific Coast Resources

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Popular Maps & Globes Resources
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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