Tennessee was the 16th state to join the union. It became a state on June 1, 1796.
Capital - Nashville
Abbreviation - TN
Nickname - The Volunteer State
Motto - "Agriculture and Commerce"
Song - My Homeland Tennessee, The Tennessee Waltz, When It's Iris Time in Tennessee, My Tennessee, Rocky Top, Tennessee, and The Pride of Tennessee
Bird - Mockingbird
Flower - Iris
Insect - Firefly and Ladybug (Ladybird Beetle)
Area - approximately 42,146 square miles
Websites for studying about Tennessee
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Tennessee
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Tennessee
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 Tennessee resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Tennessee
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Tennessee
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Tennessee.
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.
Tennessee Virtual Field Trips
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics