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All About Idaho

State Facts

Idaho was the 43rd state to join the union. It became a state on July 3, 1890.

State facts about Idaho

Capital - Boise

Abbreviation - ID

Nickname - Gem State

Motto - "Esto perpetua" - May it Endure Forever

Song - Here We Have Idaho

Bird - Mountain Bluebird

Flower - Syringa

Insect - Monarch Butterfly

Area - approximately 83,574 square miles

Websites for studying about Idaho

Idaho State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Idaho

Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to the tree identification Home Page at Oregon State University! The purpose of this site is to help you identify common conifers and broadleaves in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to skip through the pages to learn more about specific genera, or to try your hand at identifying a tree specimen with a user-friendly dichotomous key. If you don't have a specimen handy, go to the mystery tree pages to try to identify the trees pictured.

The 50 States - Idaho

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Idaho

Mr. - Idaho

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 Idaho resources.

Explore the States - Idaho

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

50 - Idaho

Facts & Trivia about Idaho - Idaho

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Idaho

Awesome America - Idaho

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

Idaho Map/Quiz Printout

Idaho 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.

Idaho History



From A to Z kids stuff

Idaho Potato Commission

No study about Idaho is complete without discovering the Idaho Potato.

Idaho Virtual Field Trips

Nez Perce National Historical ParkLapwai

Virtual field trip onlineSince time immemorial, the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce have lived among the rivers, canyons and prairies of the inland northwest. Despite the cataclysmic change of the past two centuries, the Nez Perce are still here. Join us in exploring the park's thirty-eight sites and experiencing the story of a people who are still part of this landscape.

The Peregrine FundBoise

Virtual field trip onlineThe Peregrine Fund sponsors the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center at the World Center for Birds of Prey. The center's goal is to enhance the health, reproduction, and reintroduction efforts of endangered species and to collect information about raptors.

Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park

Virtual field trip onlineEstablished in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

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