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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
State Word Search
United States Map (Outline)
State Capital Word Search
Map of Southeast United States
Map of Northeast United States
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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


Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Origin of U.S. State Names
Geographical Highs, Lows, and Boundaries of the U.S.
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
National Park System of the United States
Rivers of the United States
New Mexico
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Map Library
Map of Midwest United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Map of North America
Map of Western United States
Map of Southwest United States
United States Maps Gallery
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
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Name That State
Hawaii II Word Search
A Geography Wordsearch
California Crossword Puzzle
The Midwestern States Crossword Puzzle I
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

American Flag (in color)
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
"Star-Spangled Banner"
More Flag Facts
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Fourth of July Resources

Symbols of the United States
U.S. Patriotism, Volume II: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
U.S. Patriotism, Volume I: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Betsy Ross Flag Company
More Fourth of July – Teacher Resources

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for States

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

Mathematics & States Connected

U.S. Immigration
Create Your Own Form
Population of the United States by Sex and Race, 1970 - 2004
Finding the Mean on State Statistics
U.S. Weights and Measures
Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
Population of the United States by State
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Mardi Gras or Carnival
Activity: Making a Weather Map
Welcome Spring
National Scenic Trails
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Winter Weather Across America
More United States Resources for Science Class

Literature & States Connected

A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder
Rhyming States
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
A Reader's Guide for My Ántonia
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Distant Enemy
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
The Rocky Mountain States Word Search
The Midwestern States Word Search
My Trip to America
The New England States Crossword Puzzle II
Iowa and Kansas Crossword Puzzles
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
Mason and Dixon's Line
Massachusetts Crossword Puzzle
Alaska Word Search
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
List of State Nicknames
Nicknames of U.S. State Residents
U.S. State Mottoes
States in the U.S. That Received the Most Immigrants in 2001
U.S. State Resident Population Estimates, 2005
Residency Requirements for Voting in the U.S.
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
USPS State Abbreviations
Quiz: Know Your State Capitals
Quiz: Midwest United States
New England
Quiz: Northeast United States
Mid Atlantic
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

Rhode Island State Map with Capital
The Tale of Sacco and Vanzetti
Old Sturbridge Village
Vermont Crossword Puzzle
Map of Connecticut
Maine Crossword Puzzle
New Hampshire Crossword Puzzle
More New England Resources

Middle Atlantic Resources

New York State Map
New Jersey State Map with Capital
Pennsylvania State Map with Capital
Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
The Harlem Renaissance
Maryland Crossword Puzzle
Map of Delaware
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Michigan Crossword Puzzle
Minnesota Crossword Puzzle
Illinois Crossword Puzzle
Map of Illinois
Missouri Crossword Puzzle
Wisconsin Crossword Puzzle
Indiana Crossword Puzzle
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Texas State Map
Florida Word Puzzle
Georgia State Map
Louisiana Crossword Puzzle
Arkansas Crossword Puzzle
Georgia Crossword Puzzle
North Carolina Crossword Puzzle
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

New Mexico Word Puzzle
Facts about Utah
Map of Arizona
Map of Colorado
Map of Idaho
Arizona and Colorado Crossword Puzzles
Idaho and Montana Crossword Puzzles
More Rocky Mountain Resources

Pacific Coast Resources

Hawaii State Map with Capital
Map of Alaska
Alaska Crossword Puzzle I
Hawaii State Map
Tlingit Indians and Their Environment Activity Worksheet
When the U.S. Bought Alaska
More Pacific Coast Resources

Related United States Resources

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