Maryland was the 7th state to join the union. It became a state on April 28,1788.
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
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Maryland
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on 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.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Maryland
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Maryland
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Maryland.
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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