This is a wonderful resource. These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here — and more! Make sure you also click on "Encyclopedias & Almanacs" and "State Links."
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government is the perfect place to go if you are looking for interesting facts about your state. The site lists all of the most important details about the state, including things such as the capital city, date they became a state, origin of their name, size, nickname, flag, state motto, and state symbols like the bird, flower, tree, and song.
Click on your state, then look at the "Quick Facts" and other links to the left. You may also want to check out the state's "Homepage for Students" link below the information in the "Quick Facts" section.
The Scholastic Atlas of the United States is an essential resource that offers children a large, detailed, full-color map of each of the fifty states plus the District of Columbia. Each map illustrates the major features of that state, including major cities, state capital, interstate highways, lakes, rivers, marshlands, forests, mountain systems, national parks, refuges, and Native American reservations. Vital statistics are listed below the map. Young researchers can discover their state's flower, tree, area, date of statehood, motto, population, and more. Next to each map is an information page that describes those things that give each state its own character. The meaning and origin of each state's name as well as fascinating information about each state's people, way of life, and major industries are presented through photographs, graphics, and a brief essay. Helpful appendices include maps of Atlantic possessions, Pacific possessions, U.S. population density, major U.S. river systems, U.S. geographic regions, and U.S. territorial expansion. An index is also included.
Type in your topic and the click on the appropriate access point.
The following is a small sample of the books we have available on U.S. states. Search in catalog or talk to Ms. O'Kane to locate additional titles!
This state series is designed for elementary students' first study of the United States. Each volume is a colorful, comprehensive portrait that features state facts and symbols and uses clear, vivid text to describe the history, people, land, economy, and government of each state. Young readers will enjoy the "fun facts" sprinkled throughout the text and the chapter on "things to see and do." Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, and numerous maps and charts.
* Contains factual information about each U.S. state, territory, & possession * Great for study or travel guides * Provides quick reference on the history, geography, & population of each state * Fully illustrated with color photographs & maps