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All About Texas

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Texas was the 28th state to join the union. It became a state on December 29, 1845.

State facts about Texas

Capital - Austin

Abbreviation - TX

Nickname - The Lone Star State

Motto - Friendship

Song - "Texas, Our Texas"

Bird - Mockingbird

Flower - Bluebonnet

Insect - Monarch Butterfly

Area - approximately 268,601 square miles

Websites for studying about Texas

Texas State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Texas

A to Z Kids Stuff - Texas

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Texas

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Texas

Mr. Donn.org - Texas

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 Texas resources.

Explore the States - Texas

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

50 States.com - Texas

Facts & Trivia about Texas

RoadsideAmerica.com - Texas

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Texas

Awesome America - Texas

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

Texas Map/Quiz Printout

EnchantedLearning.com

NETSTATE.COM - Texas

From NetState.com. Learn about Texas.

50 State Quarters® Program - Texas

From the U.S. Mint. A program called H.I.P. Pocket Change™ . The Web site has coin and character images for each state for coloring.

Texas Cowboys: Ridem' Cowpoke

Unit Study from Texas State Libraries and Archives commission

Frontier Times Museum

A 40,000-piece collection of old west, pioneer, & prehistoric artifacts

Texas Virtual Field Trips

More Texas field trips ...

U.S. Presidents from Texas

Lyndon B. Johnson

George W. Bush

Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics

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