Kansas was the 34th state to join the union. It became a state on January 29, 1861.
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
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Kansas
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on 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.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Kansas
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Kansas
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Kansas.
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.
Kansas Virtual Field Trips
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