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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.


50 Stars and 13 Stripes
U.S. Map with State Capitals
American Flag (in color)
U.S. Patriotism, Volume I: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
United States Map (Outline)
Blank American Flag
Map of Southeast United States
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Great Mail Race Survey
Immigrant Families
State Scavenger Hunt
Jigsaw Puzzle Game
Regions by Rail
More United States Lesson Plans


Quiz: Know Your States
Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
Find Your State
Quiz: Know Your State Capitals
Name That State! Quiz
U.S. Geography and Maps Quiz
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
More United States Quizzes


More Flag Facts
"Star-Spangled Banner"
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
National Park System of the United States
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Map Library
Map of Northeast United States
Map of Midwest United States
Map of North America
Map of U.S. Regions
Map Library – United States
Map of Southwest United States
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
Name That State
Hawaii II Word Search
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Name the State
Find the State
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

Betsy Ross Flag Company
Flag Facts
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Fourth of July Resources

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

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for States

My Book of Washington, D.C.
Flags of the U.S.A. Mini-Book
The Bill of Rights
Children of Native America Today Activities
Future Focus
My State
Create a New Flag
More United States Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Mathematics & States Connected

U.S. Immigration
Population of the United States by Sex and Race, 1970 - 2004
Population of the United States by State
Hawaii Commemorative Quarter
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
Math Worksheet: Great Lakes Facts and Figures
U.S. Weights and Measures
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Winter Weather Across America
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
National Scenic Trails
Welcome Spring
Mardi Gras or Carnival
U.S. State Birds
More United States Resources for Science Class

Literature & States Connected

America -- My Country, My Home
Rhyming States
A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder
A Reader's Guide for My Ántonia
50 States to Celebrate Discussion Guide with Common Core Connections
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Historical Sites Project
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

Texas Crossword Puzzle
A Geography Wordsearch
Spanish Place Names
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Alaska Word Search
My Trip to America
Battle of the Alamo Reading Warm-Up
More Popular States Resources for Language Arts

States Resources for U.S. History

Learn About the California Gold Rush
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 Mottoes
Origin of U.S. State Names
States in the U.S. That Received the Most Immigrants in 2001
Residency Requirements for Voting in the U.S.
Winston Churchill
Nicknames of U.S. State Residents
List of State Nicknames
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
United States Maps Gallery
Map of Western United States
U.S. Geography Printable Book (3-6)
Fun State Facts Printable Book (3-8)
Texas State Map
A Map of Washington, D.C.
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

Landmarks of Boston
The Tale of Sacco and Vanzetti
Massachusetts Crossword Puzzle
New Hampshire Crossword Puzzle
More New England Resources

Middle Atlantic Resources

New York State Map
American History Reading Warm-Up: The Quakers
New Jersey
New York
West Virginia
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Indiana State Map with Capital
Michigan Crossword Puzzle
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Arkansas Crossword Puzzle
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

Facts about Utah
Map of Idaho
U.S. History Reading Warm-Up: Garnet, Montana
More Rocky Mountain Resources

Pacific Coast Resources

California Crossword Puzzle
The California Gold Rush Little Book
Be a Location Scout
Lynne Cox Swims the Bering Strait
More Pacific Coast Resources

Related United States Resources

Popular Maps & Globes Resources
State Education Departments


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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