Texas was the 28th state to join the union. It became a state on December 29, 1845.
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
A 40,000-piece collection of old west, pioneer, & prehistoric artifacts
Unit Study from Texas State Libraries and Archives commission
The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Texas
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on 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.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Texas
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Texas
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Texas.
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.
Texas Virtual Field Trips
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics