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All About Mississippi

State Facts

Mississippi was the 20th state to join the union. It became a state on December 10, 1817.

State facts about Mississippi

Capital - Jackson

Abbreviation - MS

Nickname - Magnolia State

Motto - "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms

Song - Go Mis-sis-sip-pi

Bird - Mockingbird

Flower - Magnolia

Insect - Honeybee

Area - approximately 48,434 square miles

Websites for studying about Mississippi

The Declaration of Causes of the Seceding States

The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)

Mississippi State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Mississippi

A to Z Kids Stuff - Mississippi

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Mississippi

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Mississippi

Mr. - Mississippi

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 Mississippi resources.

Explore the States - Mississippi

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

50 - Mississippi

Facts & Trivia about Mississippi - Mississippi

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Mississippi

Awesome America - Mississippi

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

Mississippi Map/Quiz Printout

Mississippi 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.

Mississippi Virtual Field Trips

More Mississippi field trips ...

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