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All About Rhode Island

State Facts

Rhode Island was the 13th state to join the union. It became a state on May 29, 1790.

State facts about Rhode Island

Capital - Providence

Abbreviation - RI

Nickname - The Ocean State, Little Rhody

Motto - "Hope"

Song - Rhode Island, It's for Me

Bird - Rhode Island Red

Flower - Violets

Insect -

Area - approximately 1,545 square miles

Websites for studying about Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Rhode Island

The 50 States - Rhode Island

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Rhode Island

Mr. - Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island resources.

Explore the States - Rhode Island

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

50 - Rhode Island

Facts & Trivia about Rhode Island - Rhode Island

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Rhode Island

Awesome America - Rhode Island

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Map/Quiz Printout

Rhode Island 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.

Rhode Island Virtual Field Trips

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