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All About Montana

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Montana was the 41st state to join the union. It became a state on November 8,1889.

State facts about Montana

Capital - Helena

Abbreviation - MT

Nickname - Big Sky Country, Treasure State

Motto - "Oro y plata" - Gold and Silver

Song - Montana

Bird - Western Meadowlark

Flower - Bitterroot

Insect -

Area - approximately 147,046 square miles

Websites for studying about Montana

Montana State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Montana

A to Z Kids Stuff - Montana

Fun Educational Activities

I Want To Be A Cowboy Hat

Montana Content Standards for 8th Grade. PDF Download

A Brand is Forever

Lesson "A brand is a cow's only return address." Middle School PDF download.

The 50 States - Montana

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Montana

Mr. Donn.org - Montana

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 Montana resources..

Explore the States - Montana

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

50 States.com - Montana

Facts & Trivia about Montana

RoadsideAmerica.com - Montana

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Montana

Awesome America - Montana

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

Montana Map/Quiz Printout

EnchantedLearning.com

NETSTATE.COM - Montana

From NetState.com. Learn about Montana.

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

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

Grant-Kohr's Ranch National Historic Site

Lesson Plans Grades 1-8

Montana Virtual Field Trips

Glacier National ParkWest Glacier

Virtual field trip onlineCome and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.

Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic SiteDeer Lodge

Virtual field trip onlineCowboys and Cattlemen - Wide open spaces, the hard-working cowboy, his spirited cow pony, and vast herds of cattle are among the strongest symbols of the American West. Once the headquarters of a 10 million acre cattle empire, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is a working cattle ranch that preserves these symbols and commemorates the role of cattlemen in American history.

Nez Perce National Historical ParkLapwai

Virtual field trip onlineSince time immemorial, the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce have lived among the rivers, canyons and prairies of the inland northwest. Despite the cataclysmic change of the past two centuries, the Nez Perce are still here. Join us in exploring the park's thirty-eight sites and experiencing the story of a people who are still part of this landscape.

Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park

Virtual field trip onlineEstablished in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

More Montana field trips ...

Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics

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