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All About Ohio

State Facts

Ohio was the 17th state to join the union. It became a state on March 1, 1803.

State facts about Ohio

Capital - Columbus

Abbreviation - OH

Nickname - Buckeye State

Motto - "With God, All Things Are Possible"

Song - Beautiful Ohio

Bird - Cardinal

Flower - Scarlet Carnation

Insect - Ladybug

Area - approximately 44,828 square miles

Websites for studying about Ohio

Ohio State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Ohio

A to Z Kids Stuff - Ohio

From A to Z Kids Stuff. Information for kids about the state of Ohio.

The 50 States - Ohio

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Ohio

Mr. - Ohio

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 Ohio resources.

Explore the States - Ohio

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

50 - Ohio

Facts and trivia about Ohio. - Ohio

Information on unique tourist sites and landmarks in Ohio.

Awesome America - Ohio

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

Ohio Map/Quiz Printout


Ohio 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.

Ohio Virtual Field Trips

Akron Art MuseumAkron

Virtual field trip onlineThe museum exhibits art produced since 1850. There is a virtual component on the website.

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