Montana was the 41st state to join the union. It became a state on November 8,1889.
Capital - Helena
Abbreviation - MT
Nickname - Big Sky Country, Treasure State
Motto - "Oro y plata" - Gold and Silver
Song - Montana
Bird - Western Meadowlark
Flower - Bitterroot
Area - approximately 147,046 square miles
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Facts & Trivia about Montana
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Montana
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We come across articles from newspapers printed in the 1800's that contain recipes and cooking tips that you might find interesting. Some have become our favorites and others are simply amusing.
Lesson "A brand is a cow's only return address." Middle School PDF download.
Information about Montana. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on 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..
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Montana
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Montana.
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.
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.
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.
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