Recommended Website: Top 50 States http://www.top50states.com/
Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)
ClickScholar Nancy Hogan recommended this website that is an amazing resource for learning about all 50 U.S. states.
You'll find demographic information that's great to use as a study tool - and fun, interesting, and unusual facts and trivia complemented by pictures and printable resources.
When you get to the site you'll see a blank map of the United States and below it is an introduction that explains what you'll find, along with some links to pages within the site that provide a good sampling of the content.
Use the menu on the left side of the screen to navigate the site that includes:
*Basics - State capitals, the origin of state names, state nicknames, etc.
*Symbols - See images of state birds, flowers, trees, mottos, flags, seals and more.
*Geography - Compare the area measurements of states, acres of farmland, mineral production, and natural energy resources.
*Economy - Find statistics on income, poverty, unemployment, cost of living, sales tax, and check out the U.S. Mint's state quarters.
*People - Learn about the people and population of the U.S. including Native American Tribes. You'll find a list of "Fat-Skinny States," state health rankings, life span, average IQ scores by state, politicians, and more.
*Culture - Looking for something fun to do in your state?
Get a list of activities, science exhibits, landmarks, natural wonders, architecture, and favorite state foods (with recipes).
*Photo Quiz & Map Quiz - Test your skill at matching landmark photos to the state where they are located.
Identify maps of states and various regions throughout the U.S.
*Printables - Print out state-themed coloring pages, word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, mazes and more.
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