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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
United States Map (Outline)
Map of Northeast United States
Map of U.S. Regions
State Word Search
Map of Midwest United States
More Popular United States Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Immigrant Families
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Finding Postal Codes for States
National Inspirer 4.0
Great Mail Race Survey
Letter for Great Mail Race
More United States Lesson Plans


Quiz: Know Your States
Name That State! Quiz
Map Spy: The United States
States and Capitals Quiz
Quiz: Southwest U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Know Your State Capitals
Mental Mapping: Your State
More United States Quizzes


State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
Fifty Fun Facts About the Fifty U.S. States
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
U.S.-Cuba Relations
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
U.S. States by Order of Entry into the Union
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
More Popular United States References

United States Maps

Map Library
Map of North America
Map Library – United States
Map of Southwest United States
United States Maps Gallery
New England
Map of the United States
More United States Maps

Bulletin Board Ideas

United States Flag Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example

Games & Puzzles

State Capital Word Search
Hawaii II Word Search
Name That State
Alaska Word Search
The Rocky Mountain States Word Search
Texas Crossword Puzzle
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
More United States Word Puzzles

Flag Day Resources

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

Fourth of July Resources

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

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for States

My Book of Washington, D.C.
The Bill of Rights
Create a New Flag
My State
Patriotic Mobile
Let's Make a Collage About the United States
The Star-Spangled Banner I
More United States Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Mathematics & States Connected

U.S. Immigration
Where You Belong: Census Activity
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
More United States Activities for Math Class

Science & States Connected

Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
National Scenic Trails
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Lessons from a Lake
Winter Weather Across America
Oil for Energy
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
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
A Year Down Yonder Curriculum Connections
Historical Sites Project
Rhyming States
Distant Enemy
More United States Literature Resources

Language Arts & States Connected

Vermont Crossword Puzzle
U.S. Geography -- Analogies
State Scavenger Hunt
Spanish Place Names
The Midwestern States Word Search
Massachusetts Crossword Puzzle
The Middle Atlantic States Crossword Puzzle I
More Popular States Resources for Language Arts

States Resources for U.S. History

Learn About the California Gold Rush
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Tlingit Indians and Their Environment Activity Worksheet
National Monuments in the U.S.
U.S. State Mottoes
List of State Nicknames
Origin of U.S. State Names
More Popular States Resources for U.S. History

State Resources for U.S. Government

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.
Governors of the Fifty States
Presidential Conventions
More State Resources for U.S. Government

U.S. Geography Resources

Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
Map of Western United States
A Map of Washington, D.C.
USPS State Abbreviations
Find the State
Map of Idaho
Map of Alaska
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

New England Resources

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

Middle Atlantic Resources

The Harlem Renaissance
Maryland Crossword Puzzle
Map of Delaware
Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
American History Reading Warm-Up: The Quakers
New York
More Middle Atlantic Resources

Midwest United States Resources

Illinois Crossword Puzzle
A Year Down Yonder Discussion Questions
Iowa and Kansas Crossword Puzzles
Ohio and South Dakota Crossword Puzzles
North Dakota Crossword Puzzle
Missouri Crossword Puzzle
Minnesota Crossword Puzzle
More Midwest United States Resources

Southern States Resources

Houston Landmarks
Georgia Crossword Puzzle
Florida Word Puzzle
Map of Alabama
Map of Georgia
Arkansas Crossword Puzzle
Oklahoma Crossword Puzzle
More Southern States Resources

Rocky Mountain Resources

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

Pacific Coast Resources

California Crossword Puzzle
When the U.S. Bought Alaska
The California Gold Rush Little Book
Be a Location Scout
Children of Native America Today Activities
Washington Crossword Puzzle
Map of California
More Pacific Coast Resources

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