Kansas was the 34th state to join the union. It became a state on January 29, 1861.
Capital - Topeka
Abbreviation - KS
Nickname - Sunflower State
Motto - "Ad astra per aspera" - To the stars through difficulties
Song - Home on the Range
Bird - Western Meadowlark
Flower - Sunflower
Insect - Honey Bee
Area - approximately 82,282 square miles
Websites for studying about Kansas
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Kansas
Fun Educational Activities
Information about Kansas. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Kansas
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Kansas resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Kansas
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Kansas
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Kansas.
From NetState.com. Learn about Kansas.
From the U.S. Mint. A program called H.I.P. Pocket Change™ . The Web site has coin and character images for each state for coloring.
Kansas Virtual Field Trips
Virtual field trip onlineBoyhood home and Museum.
Virtual field trip onlineThe Pratt County Historical Society was founded in 1968, and dedicated to the preservation of the history of Pratt County, Kansas and the surrounding area.
U.S. Presidents from Kansas
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics