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All About Massachusetts

State Facts

Massachusetts was the 6th state to join the union. It became a state on February 6, 1788.

State facts about Massachusetts

Capital - Boston

Abbreviation - MA

Nickname - Bay State

Motto - "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" - By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty

Song - All Hail to Massachusetts

Bird - Black-Capped Chickadee

Flower - Mayflower

Insect - Ladybug (Ladybird Beetle)

Area - approximately 10,555 square miles

Websites for studying about Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Quarter

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.

Massachusetts State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Massachusetts

Amherst College Museum of Natural History

At Amherst College, there are over 200,000 objects spanning a dozen different types of natural history collections. These objects have been acquired through expeditions, exchanges, donations and purchases from the 1820s to the present. The collections are, in a sense, representative of the interests of the faculty at any given point in time, and also mirror the history of scientific inquiry in the western world. Many items come from local areas, while many more are from sites in Africa, Asia, and South and Central America where graduated missionaries were sent in the College's earliest years or where expeditions ventured.

A to Z Kids Stuff - Massachusetts

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Massachusetts

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Massachusetts

Mr. Donn.org - Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts resources.

Explore the States - Massachusetts

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

50 States.com - Massachusetts

Facts & Trivia about Massachusetts

RoadsideAmerica.com - Massachusetts

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Massachusetts

Awesome America - Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Map/Quiz Printout

EnchantedLearning.com

Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts Virtual Field Trips

More Massachusetts field trips ...

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