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All About New York

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

New York was the 11th state to join the union. It became a state on July 26, 1788.

State facts about New York

Capital - Albany

Abbreviation - NY

Nickname - The Empire State

Motto - Excelsior - Ever Upwards

Song - "I Love New York"

Bird - Eastern Bluebird

Flower - Rose

Insect - Nine-Spotted Ladybug (Ladybird Beetle)

Area - approximately 54,475 square miles

Websites for studying about New York

New York State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about New York

The 50 States: New York

From Teacher

A to Z Kids Stuff - New York

Fun Educational Activities

Mr. - New York

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 New York resources.

Explore the States - New York

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

50 - New York

Facts & Trivia about New York - New York

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in New York

Awesome America - New York

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about New York.

New York Map/Quiz Printout

New York State Quarters Coloring Pages

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.

New York Virtual Field Trips

Bundy Arts & Victorian MuseumBinghamton

Virtual field trip onlineThe Bundy Imaginarium, Inc., was developed as a not for profit organization in 2007 with a mission to collect, maintain, disseminate and preserve art, artifacts, media and architecture from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The overall goal of the Bundy Imaginarium is to use these items to educate and entertain visitors of all ages to stimulate their interest and enhance their understanding of the period and how it relates to the modern world.


Virtual field trip onlineOverlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America's finest Gothic Revival mansions. The architectural brilliance of the residence, designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, is complimented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. A historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The grounds at Lyndhurst survive as an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design.

Museum of Modern Art Teacher ResourcesNew York

Virtual field trip online

Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis IslandEllis Island

Virtual field trip onlineOpened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10, 1990. Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island.

Things for kids to do in the Lake George area of the AdirondacksLake George

Virtual field trip online"Greatness Starts Here" quiz is about all our wonders that you can see and do-- from ancient glacier effects to sunken war ships, the Lake George Area has plenty to get curious about.

More New York field trips ...

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