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All About Arizona

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Arizona was the 48th state to join the union. It became a state on February 14, 1912.

State facts about Arizona

Capital - Phoenix

Abbreviation - AZ

Nickname - Grand Canyon State

Motto - "Ditat Deus" - God Enriches

Song - Arizona March Song

Bird - Cactus wren

Flower - Saguaro Cactus Blossom

Insect - Two-tailed Swallowtail

Area - approximately 114,006 square miles

Websites for studying about Arizona

Arizona SOS for Kids Activity Book

Arizona Activity Book published in 2017

A to Z Kids Stuff - Arizona

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Arizona

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Arizona

Mr. - Arizona

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 Arizona resources.

Explore the States - Arizona

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Arizona

Facts & Trivia about Arizona - Arizona

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Arizona

Awesome America - Arizona

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Arizona.

Arizona Map/Quiz Printout

H.I.P. Pocket Change - Arizona

Created by the US Mint

The Desert Is Theirs

Students will use various Web sites to investigate the plants, animals and people of the Arizona desert. Grades 4-5.

Treehouses on the Tree of Life

Treehouses are Tree of Life pages designed for kids, teachers, and the young at heart. The information found on treehouses complements the scientific core content presented on Tree of Life branch and leaf pages.

Arizona State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Arizona.

Arizona State Parks

Map of Arizona State Parks

Arizona Kids Page

From the Office of Governor Janet Napolitano.

Arizona Kids Net

Kids Voting Arizona

Kids Voting Arizona is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-driven voter education program.

Arizona Virtual Field Trips

Colossal Cave Mountain ParkVail

Virtual field trip onlineExplore the different sections of this site to experience the area's history, meet some of our abundant wildlife, learn about our educational resources and facilities and check out the FAQs section to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

Pioneer Living History VillagePhoenix

Virtual field trip onlineSee the Opera House where Lilly Langtry sang; look through a rifle port in the actual cabin that survived Arizona's bloodiest range war; laugh your way through a "melodrama"; or browse through an 1890's dress shop and much more! All of this, plus a blacksmith shop, sheriff's office and jail, complete ranch complex, and costumed interpreters including cowboys, lawmen, and lovely Victorian ladies - await you at Pioneer Living History Village, Arizona's most authentic Old West town.

Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation and Educational FoundationScottsdale

Virtual field trip onlineA non-profit organization specializing in rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife native to the southwest. The website aims to educate today's youth on the importance of native wildlife and the environment.

The Castaneda MuseumTucson

Virtual field trip onlineFor over 55 years, Ms. Morales has been creating dolls representing the Tarascan/Purepecha people of Michoacan engaged in their daily activities. Her dolls have been exhibited internationally as well as throughout Mexico.

Tohono Chul ParkTucson

Virtual field trip onlineListed Tohono Chul Park as one of the Ten Great Botanical Gardens in the world.

More Arizona field trips ...

Thanks to for the state graphics

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