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All About Mississippi

by Mary Ann Kelley

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

NETSTATE.COM - Mississippi

From Learn about Mississippi.

H.I.P. Pocket Change Coin Coloring sheet - Mississippi

Created by the U.S. Mint, these coloring pages can be accessed through Wayback Archives.

Mississippi Virtual Field Trips

Grand Gulf Military ParkPort Gibson

Virtual field trip onlinePark guests can step back in time and relive history as it was made. Beginning at the museum, you can trace the development of Grand Gulf through early photographs, maps, scale models, and authentic artifacts found in the area. Coaches and carriages bear silent witness to the days when Grand Gulf was bustling with people; while Union and Confederate uniforms, cannon balls, and muskets remain to tell of the fierce fighting that took place during the latter stage of the Civil War.

More Mississippi field trips ...

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