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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.


Fun State Facts Printable Book (3-8)
Map of Southeast United States
U.S. Map with State Capitals
How Do Plants Affect the Economy of the United States?
Map of Northeast United States
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
California Crossword Puzzle
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Immigrant Families
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
Letter for Great Mail Race
Historical Sites Project
Regions by Rail
More United States Lesson Plans


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


Origin of U.S. State Names
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Winter Weather Across America
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
U.S.-Cuba Relations
National Monuments in the U.S.
National Scenic Trails
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

United States Map (Outline)
Map of Midwest United States
Map of Western United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Map Library
Map of Southwest United States
Map Library – 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
The Midwestern States Word Search
State Capital Word Search
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Alaska Word Search
Name the State
Name That State
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

50 Stars and 13 Stripes
American Flag (in color)
Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
More Flag Facts
Betsy Ross Flag Company
"Star-Spangled Banner"
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Fourth of July Resources

U.S. Patriotism, Volume I: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Symbols of the United States
U.S. Patriotism, Volume II: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
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
State Facts Book
Children of Native America Today Activities
Future Focus
Let's Make a Collage About the United States
More United States Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Mathematics & States Connected

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

Science & States Connected

How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Welcome Spring
U.S. State Birds
Oil for Energy
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
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
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Distant Enemy
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
Rhyming States
A Year Down Yonder Curriculum Connections
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

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

States Resources for U.S. History

The California Gold Rush Little Book
Learn About the California Gold Rush
National Symbols Riddles
Louisiana Purchase
Tlingit Indians and Their Environment Activity Worksheet
List of State Nicknames
Mason and Dixon's Line
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

Residency Requirements for Voting in the U.S.
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
Governors of the Fifty States
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

USPS State Abbreviations
Quiz: Southwest U.S. State Capitals
Map of North America
United States Maps Gallery
Quiz: Northeast United States
Rocky Mountain States Printables Slideshow
Map of the United States
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

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

Middle Atlantic Resources

More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Iowa and Kansas Crossword Puzzles
Illinois Crossword Puzzle
Math Worksheet: Great Lakes Facts and Figures
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Florida Word Puzzle
Texas State Map
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

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

Pacific Coast Resources

Hawaii II Word Search
Map of Hawaii
When the U.S. Bought Alaska
More Pacific Coast Resources

Related United States Resources

Popular Maps & Globes Resources
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