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All About Maryland

State Facts

Maryland was the 7th state to join the union. It became a state on April 28,1788.

State facts about Maryland

Capital - Annapolis

Abbreviation - MD

Nickname - Old Line State

Motto - "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" Manly Deeds, Womanly Words

Song - Maryland, My Maryland

Bird - Baltimore oriole

Flower - Black-eyed Susan

Insect - Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

Area - approximately 12,407 square miles

Websites for studying about Maryland

Maryland State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Maryland

A to Z Kids Stuff - Maryland

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Maryland

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Maryland

Mr. - Maryland

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 Maryland resources.

Explore the States - Maryland

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

50 - Maryland

Facts & Trivia about Maryland - Maryland

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Maryland

Awesome America - Maryland

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

Maryland Map/Quiz Printout

Maryland 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.

Maryland Virtual Field Trips

Antietam National BattlefieldSharpsburg

Virtual field trip onlineConsidered the bloodiest one day battle in American history occurred on September 17, 1862. Includes a number of multimedia presentations available for download. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

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