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All About Kansas

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Kansas was the 34th state to join the union. It became a state on January 29, 1861.

State facts about Kansas

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

Kansas State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Kansas

A to Z Kids Stuff - Kansas

Fun Educational Activities - Kansas

Information about Kansas. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages

The 50 States - Kansas

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Kansas

Mr. - 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.

Explore the States - Kansas

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

50 - Kansas

Facts & Trivia about Kansas - Kansas

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Kansas

Awesome America - Kansas

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

Kansas Map/Quiz Printout


From Learn about Kansas.

50 State Quarters® Program - 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

Major General Frederick Funston HomeIola

Virtual field trip onlineBoyhood home and Museum.

Pratt County Historical MuseumPratt

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.

More Kansas field trips ...

U.S. Presidents from Kansas

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thanks to for the state graphics

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