Connecticut was the 5th state to join the union. It became a state on January 9, 1788.
Capital - Hartford
Abbreviation - CT
Nickname - Constitution State
Motto - "Qui transtulit sustinet" - He who transplanted still sustains
Song - Yankee Doodle
Bird - American Robin
Flower - Mountain Laurel
Insect - European Mantis
Area - approximately 5,544 square miles
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From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Connecticut
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 Connecticut resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
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Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Connecticut
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Connecticut Virtual Field Trips
CT River MuseumEssex
Virtual field trip onlinePrograms are available for grades PreK-12 for public, private and homeschool groups. In each program students will participate in a variety of learning experiences that allow them to discover the River and its people through observation, experimentation and exploration.
The Lock Museum of AmericaTerryville
Virtual field trip onlineThe Museum boasts eight display rooms. The newest of these is an extensive lock collection that includes a Cannon Ball Safe, 30 early era time locks, Safe Escutcheon Plates and a large number of British Safe Locks, Door Locks, Padlocks, Handcuffs and Keys. Another display room, known as The Eagle Lock Company Room, contains over 1,000 locks and keys manufactured from 1854 to 1954.
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