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All About Maine

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Maine was the 23rd state to join the union. It became a state on March 15, 1820.

State facts about Maine

Capital - Augusta

Abbreviation - ME

Nickname - Pine Tree State

Motto - "Dirigo" - I direct

Song - "State of Maine Song"

Bird - Black-capped chickadee

Flower - White Pine Cone and Tassel

Insect - Honey Bee

Area - approximately 35,387 square miles

Websites for studying about Maine

Maine State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Maine

A to Z Kids Stuff - Maine

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Maine

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Maine

Mr. - Maine

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 Maine resources.

Explore the States - Maine

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

50 - Maine

Facts & Trivia about Maine - Maine

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Maine

Awesome America - Maine

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

Maine Map/Quiz Printout

H.I.P. Pocket Change Coin Coloring sheet - Maine

Created by the U.S. Mint

Maine Virtual Field Trips

Old Fort WesternAugusta

Virtual field trip onlineProtecting, preserving and interpreting the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store and house on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine

Owls Head Transportation MuseumOwls Head

Virtual field trip onlineThe Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display. The Aircraft Collection contains replicas and originals representing the first century of flight, from Cayley's unmanned glider (1804) to the legendary Curtiss Jenny of the barnstorming era. An outstanding collection of automobiles spans the late 19th Century and early 20th century, and includes the 1963 Prototype Mustang and a 1935 Stout Scarab (called the world's first mini-van, one of only six ever made).

Skolfield-Whittier House Museum Brunswick

Virtual field trip onlineA house represents a time-capsule for three generations of a prominent Brunswick family. Alfred Skolfield was a successful sea captain, Dr. Alice A.S. Whittier, was Maine's first female pediatrician, and Dr. Frank Whittier, one of America's first forensic pathologists. The house remains exactly as it was in 1925 when it was last occupied on a full time basis. Seventeen rooms are viewed during personalized guided tours that provide an unparalleled glimpse into nineteenth-century upper-middle-class life in Maine. If you want to learn more about this extraordinary building, take our Virtual Tour.

More Maine field trips ...

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