Michigan was the 26th state to join the union. It became a state on January 26, 1837.
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
Area - approximately 96,810 square miles
Websites for studying about Michigan
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Michigan
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
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on 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.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Michigan
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Michigan
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Michigan.
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
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.
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics