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All About Louisiana

State Facts

Louisiana was the 18th state to join the union. It became a state on April 30, 1812.

State facts about Louisiana

Capital - Baton Rouge

Abbreviation - LA

Nickname - Sportsman's Paradise

Motto - "Union, Justice, and Confidence "

Song - "Give Me Louisiana" and "You Are My Sunshine"

Bird - Eastern Brown Pelican

Flower - Magnolia blossom

Insect - Honeybee

Area - approximately 51,843 square miles

Websites for studying about Louisiana

Louisiana State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Louisiana

A to Z Kids Stuff - Louisiana

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Louisiana

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Louisiana

Mr. - Louisiana

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 Louisiana resources.

Explore the States - Louisiana

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

50 - Louisiana

Facts & Trivia about Louisiana - Louisiana

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Louisiana

Awesome America - Louisiana

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

Louisiana Map/Quiz Printout

Louisiana 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.

Louisiana Coast Kid's Corner

Coloring Books, See the Wetlands, Animal Quiz, Animal Identification, Bird Identification, Hurricane Preparation Games, Wetland Education Through Maps and Aerial Photography.

Louisiana Kids Fun and Education Page

In the following pages you will find fun and exciting activities for you to do while learning more about Louisiana!

Louisiana Web Links

From Houghton Mifflin Education Place.

Louisiana Virtual Field Trips

More Louisiana field trips ...

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