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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
United States Map (Outline)
Map of Southeast United States
Map of Northeast United States
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Map of U.S. Regions
Map of North America
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
State Scavenger Hunt
U.S. Place Names Show Our Diversity
Great Mail Race Survey
Immigrant Families
Finding Postal Codes for States
More United States Lesson Plans


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


"Star-Spangled Banner"
Origin of U.S. State Names
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
National Park System of the United States
National Monuments in the U.S.
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Map of Midwest United States
Map of Southwest United States
Map Library
Map Library – United States
United States Maps Gallery
Map of Western United States
New England
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
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Hawaii Crossword Puzzle I
Name That State
Hawaii II Word Search
California Crossword Puzzle
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

American Flag (in color)
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Flag Facts
Blank American Flag
More Flag Facts
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
Betsy Ross Flag Company
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)
More Fourth of July – Teacher Resources

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for States

The Bill of Rights
Children of Native America Today Activities
My Book of Washington, D.C.
Let's Make a Collage About the United States
The Star-Spangled Banner II
Create a New Flag
The Star-Spangled Banner I
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
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
Hawaii Commemorative Quarter
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
How Do Plants Affect the Economy of the United States?
Winter Weather Across America
National Scenic Trails
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
Historical Sites Project
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
Rhyming States
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

A Geography Wordsearch
Texas Crossword Puzzle
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Alaska Word Search
Battle of the Alamo Reading Warm-Up
U.S. Geography -- Analogies
Letter for Great Mail Race
More Popular States Resources for Language Arts

States Resources for U.S. History

Learn About the California Gold Rush
Louisiana Purchase
National Symbols Riddles
Tlingit Indians and Their Environment Activity Worksheet
U.S. States by Order of Entry into the Union
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. State Mottoes
List of State Nicknames
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
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Residency Requirements for Voting in the U.S.
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
Quiz: Midwest United States
Mid Atlantic
The Middle Atlantic States III
Quiz: Know Your State Capitals
Map Spy: The United States
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

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

Middle Atlantic Resources

New York State Map
The Harlem Renaissance
Maryland Crossword Puzzle
Map of Delaware
American History Reading Warm-Up: The Quakers
New Jersey
New York
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Michigan Crossword Puzzle
The Midwestern States Word Search
Iowa and Kansas Crossword Puzzles
A Year Down Yonder Curriculum Connections
Illinois Crossword Puzzle
North Dakota Crossword Puzzle
Wisconsin Crossword Puzzle
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Oklahoma Crossword Puzzle
Kentucky Crossword Puzzle
Florida Word Puzzle
Map of Alabama
Map of Georgia
Tennessee Crossword Puzzle
Mardi Gras or Carnival
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

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

Pacific Coast Resources

When the U.S. Bought Alaska
Map of Hawaii
Alaska Crossword Puzzle I
Oregon Crossword Puzzle
The California Gold Rush Little Book
Map of Alaska
Map of California
More Pacific Coast Resources

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