Nebraska Facts for Kids
Nebraska was the 37th state to join the union. It became a state on March 1, 1867.
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
Learn more about Nebraska
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Resources for learning about Nebraska wildlife and habitats. There is also a good collection of plant and animal lesson plans, but only a couple are Nebraska-specific.
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Towering 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for peoples from Native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails to modern travelers. Learn about the geological, paleontological, and human history.
Homestead National Historical Park
The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman a "fair chance." Students can learn about The Homestead Act, the impact it had on new and indigenous residents, and how use of it changed over time before the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 ended homesteading.
Malcolm X Birthsite
Malcolm X is one of the most pivotal figures in civil rights history. His powerful words captured the attention of a country, encouraging empowerment and inspiring pride in black heritage. Learn about his work and legacy through contemporary videos and recent lectures. Videos include television interviews and a debate with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parents should judge the suitability of each piece of media for their particular students.
Nebraska's legislature is unique among all state legislatures in the nation because it has a single-house system. Capitol Classroom is a unique curriculum that teaches students about the nation’s only unicameral legislature by providing a committee hearing simulation, floor debate simulation and public policy development exercise. Students can also learn how the state moved from a bicameral to a unicameral model under the Other Resources tab.
Nebraska Dept of Education
Take a virtual tour of the state capital, learn about the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, and explore civics, geography, and history through videos, articles, and primary sources.
The 50 States - Nebraska
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Nebraska
Mr. Donn.org - Nebraska
Collection of Nebraska resources from Mr. Donn, who offers one of the largest collections of social studies resources available.
Nebraska Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Selected Library of Congress primary sources with a Teacher's Guide
50 States.com - Nebraska
Facts & Trivia about Nebraska
RoadsideAmerica.com - 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 Learning.com
NE Resources for Educators from Locales: