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All About Florida

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Florida was the 27th state to join the union. It became a state on March 3, 1845.

State facts about Florida

Capital - Tallahassee

Abbreviation - FL

Nickname - The Sunshine State

Motto - "In God we trust."

Song - "Swanee River"

Bird - Mockingbird

Flower - Orange blossom

Insect - Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Area - approximately 65,758 square miles

Websites for studying about Florida

Florida State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Florida

A to Z Kids Stuff - Florida

Fun Educational Activities

Florida Kids web site

Helping students with Florida projects and assignments.

Mr. Donn.org - Florida

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 Florida resources.

Explore the States - Florida

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

50 States.com - Florida

Facts & Trivia about Florida

RoadsideAmerica.com - Florida

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Florida.

Awesome America - Florida

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

Florida Map/Quiz Printout

From EnchantedLearning.com

Florida State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Florida Virtual Field Trips

Fantasy of FlightPolk City

Virtual field trip onlineVisitors experience the fun and adventures of flying. Houses over 40 rare and vintage aircraft for flight enthusiasts to see.

Flagler MuseumPalm Beach

Virtual field trip onlineHenry Flagler brought railroads and luxury hotels to Florida. Today, tourism and agriculture are the cornerstone of Florida's economy. The museum shows visitors the beginning of the Gilded Age.

Sports ImmortalsBoca Raton

Virtual field trip onlineMemorabilia and acheivements of famous sports legends.

More Florida field trips ...

Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics