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All About Michigan

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Michigan was the 26th state to join the union. It became a state on January 26, 1837.

State facts about Michigan

Capital - Lansing

Abbreviation - MI

Nickname - Wolverine State

Motto - "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice" - If you are seeking a amenable peninsula, look around you

Song - Michigan, My Michigan

Bird - Robin

Flower - Apple Blossom

Insect -

Area - approximately 96,810 square miles

Websites for studying about Michigan

Michigan State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Michigan

Forestry for Kids

Kids often play in the woods and enjoy learning things about their surroundings. Check-out these links for great activities kids will love. (Most appropriate for children in or around 5th grade.) Michigan Forest Resource Alliance (MFRA) Adopt a Forest Society of American Foresters

A to Z Kids Stuff - Michigan

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Michigan

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Michigan

Mr. - Michigan

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 Michigan resources.

Explore the States - Michigan

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

50 - Michigan

Facts & Trivia about Michigan - Michigan

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Michigan

Awesome America - Michigan

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

Michigan Map/Quiz Printout

Michigan 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.

Michigan Virtual Field Trips

Air ZooPortage

Virtual field trip onlineVoted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners", the Air Zoo features amusement park-style rides, full-motion flight simulators, 4-D Missions Theater, Magic Planet, Space Ball and Zero Gravity Experience, as well as more than 50 rare aircraft, plus exhibits and educational activities. The Air Zoo provides kids with great adventures that include spring break camps, summer camps, overnight camps, scouting events, Homeschool Discovery Days and even birthday parties. No matter what you are looking for, the Air Zoo has something to make the kids beg for more.

More Michigan field trips ...

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