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All About Nebraska

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Nebraska was the 37th state to join the union. It became a state on March 1, 1867.

State facts about Nebraska

Capital - Lincoln

Abbreviation - NE

Nickname - Cornhusker State, The Tree Planters' State

Motto - "Equality before the law"

Song - Beautiful Nebraska

Bird - Western Meadowlark

Flower - Goldenrod

Insect - Honeybee

Area - approximately 77,358 square miles

Websites for studying about Nebraska

Nebraska State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Nebraska

A to Z Kids Stuff - Nebraska

From A to Z yecher Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Nebraska

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Nebraska

Mr. - Nebraska

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 Nebraska resources.

Explore the States - Nebraska

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

50 - Nebraska

Facts & Trivia about Nebraska - Nebraska

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Nebraska

Awesome America - Nebraska

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

Nebraska Map/Quiz Printout

From Enchanted


From Learn about Nebraska.

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

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

Nebraska Virtual Field Trips

Niobrara National Scenic RiverValentine

Virtual field trip onlineThe Niobrara River drains over 12,000 square miles of the Sandhills, one of the largest stabilized dunefields in the world. Float on this river and be surprised at the pine-clad hills and prairie, numerous waterfalls, tall sandstone cliffs and wildlife.

Scotts Bluff National MonumentGering

Virtual field trip onlineScotts Bluff is a natural landmark which served as the path marker for those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails. The website offers historical information about the monument for those who cannot visit in person.

More Nebraska field trips ...

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