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All About South Carolina

State Facts

South Carolina was the 8th state to join the union. It became a state on May 23, 1788.

State facts about South Carolina

Capital - Columbia

Abbreviation - SC

Nickname - Palmetto State

Motto - "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope

Song - Carolina

Bird - Carolina Wren

Flower - Yellow Jessamine

Insect - Carolina Mantid

Area - approximately 32,007 square miles

Websites for studying about South Carolina

The Declaration of Causes of the Seceding States

The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)

South Carolina State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about South Carolina

A to Z Kids Stuff - South Carolina

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - South Carolina

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on South Carolina

Mr. - South Carolina

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 South Carolina resources.

Explore the States - South Carolina

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

50 - South Carolina

Facts & Trivia about South Carolina - South Carolina

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in South Carolina

Awesome America - South Carolina

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about South Carolina.

South Carolina Map/Quiz Printout

South Carolina 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.

South Carolina Virtual Field Trips

More South Carolina field trips ...

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