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Facts, Map and State Symbols
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State Abbreviation - MO
State Capital - Jefferson City
Largest City - Kansas City
Area - 69,709 square miles [Missouri is the 21st biggest state in the USA]
Population - 6,044,171 (as of 2013) [Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Missourians
Major Industries - farming (corn, soybeans), mining (zinc, lead), aircraft equipment, cars, beer
Presidential Birthplace - Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar (near Joplin) on May 8, 1884 (he was the 33rd US President, serving from 1945 to 1953).
Major Rivers - Mississippi River, Missouri River, Osage River
Major Lakes - Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Clearwater Lake, Lake Wappapello
Highest Point - Taum Sauk Mountain- 1,772 feet (540 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 114 (plus one independent city, St. Louis)
Bordering States - Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Origin of the Name Missouri - Missouri was named for an Algonquian Indian word that means "river of the big canoes."
State Nickname - The Show Me State
State Motto - "Salus populi suprema lex esto " - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
State Song - Missouri Waltz
Dinosaur Fossils Found in Missouri - Parrosaurus, a small tyrannosaurid (perhaps Albertosaurus), hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs)
Missouri State Symbols and Emblems:
The flag has a red, white, and blue background (representing Missouri's French heritage; it was part of the Louisiana Purchase from France). The circular center is surrounded by 24 white stars (the number of states when Missouri entered the Union). Two grizzly bears represent bravery and strength. A knight's helmet and another 24 stars are above the bears. The motto, "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL" is around the inner circle. The motto, "SALUS POPULI SUPREMA LEX ESTA" (meaning "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law") is on a yellow ribbon under the bears. The inner circle has an eagle holding the olive branch of peace and the arrows of war (representing the federal government), a crescent moon, and another grizzly bear. The Roman numeral MDCCCXX is under the two bears (1820 was the date of the Missouri Compromise).
|State Bird||State Animal
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A large, primitive, freshwater cartilaginous fish.
|State Nut Tree
Eastern black walnut tree
A sea lily that lived 250 million years ago.
|State Musical Instrument
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Missouri: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Missouri using the map on this quiz.
Missouri: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of Missouri.
Missouri: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Missouri to print.
Missouri: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map
Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that the Mississippi River runs through it, that its capital is Jefferson City, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Missouri.
Missouri's Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Missouri.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Missouri.
St. Louis Gateway ArchRead about the St. Louis Gateway Arch, who designed it, what it symbolizes, etc. Or color a printout of the St. Louis Arch.
Lewis and Clark: Follow the Instructions
Color the trail that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery followed in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase according to simple directions, such as, "Draw a red star at their starting point." For beginning readers. Or go to the answers.
Lewis and Clark: Follow the Instructions #2
Color the trail that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery followed in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase according to simple directions, such as, "Draw a red star at their starting point." For fluent readers. Or go to the answers.
Draw and Write
Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
US State - Find Related Words
For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
US State Graphic Organizer
For one US state, write the name of the state, draw a map of the state, then write the state capital, postal abbreviation, date of statehood, state bird (draw and write), state flower (draw and write), a major body of water in the state, two bordering states, and state nickname.
US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1
This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, and state bird.
US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2
This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, state bird, state flower, climate, and major industries.
A short, printable book on a US state. To complete the book, the student must research a US state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple questions about the state.
USA Map: Find Your State
Find and label your state in the USA, and label other important geography.
USA Map: Where I Live
Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
Write Ten Things About Your State
A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
US State Wheel
This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about a single US state; the student fills out the information on the wheel. It consists of a base page together with a rear wheel that spins around. After putting the wheel together, the student follows the instructions on the front wheel (coloring in the state on a US map and drawing a small map of the state) and fills out the 12 sections of the wheel with information about one state. When you spin the wheel, facts about the US State appear, including: Biggest Cities, Capital, Flag, Bodies of Water, Postal Abbreviation, State Bird, Population (rank), Area (rank), Residents Called, Bordered by, Major Industries, and Entered Union (order).
US State - Find a Related Word for Each Letter
For a US state, see if you can think of and write down a word or phrase that is related to that state for each letter of the alphabet. Think of cities, famous people from the state, bodies of water, mountains, landmarks, and other features. Find words for as many letters as you can.
A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet
A printable worksheet on the census, with a short text to read, a map to color, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf file with the worksheet and the answers.
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