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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

The Declaration of Causes of the Seceding States

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

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

H.I.P. Pocket Change Coin Coloring sheet - Texas

Created by the U.S.Mint

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 ...

Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics

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