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District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) Map Quiz/Printout
Washington, D.C. Outline Map Printout
District of Columbia
Facts, Map and Symbols
District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) Flag Printout/Quiz
Large Flag Printable
President George Washington chose the site as the future capital of the USA in 1791 (the French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant designed the city). Washington, D.C. became the nation's capital on June 11, 1800 (previously, the country had been governed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). The first President to live in Washington D.C. was John Adams; his family moved there in 1800.
Postal Abbreviation - DC
Area - 68.25 square miles (176.75 square km) [Washington, D.C. is smaller in area than any state in the USA]
Population - 572,059 (as of 2000) [Washington, D.C. has more people than Wyoming, the least populous state but fewer people than Vermont, the 49th most populous state]
Major Industry - government
The flag of Washington, D.C., was adopted in 1938. Since Washington, D.C., had no official flag, a commission was formed in 1920 to find a design. Headed by A. E. Dubois, the final design was chosen on October 15, 1938. The design was based on the shield from George Washington's family's coat of arms.
Washington, D.C.: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Washington, D.C. using the map on this quiz.
Washington, D.C.: Outline Map Printout
A printable outline map of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map
Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery place in the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which place you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is the capital city of the USA, it in the eastern USA, or that its abbreviation starts with "D." Answer: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.s Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Washington, D.C..
Flag of Washington, D.C.:
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Washington, D.C..
Read about the first President of the USA.
|The Washington Monument
Read about the Washington Monument or color a printout on it.
|The White House
Read about the White House, who was the first President to live in it, when it burned down, and other historical events. Or color a printout on it.
|The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial commemorates the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It is located in Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.
Washington Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about Washington. Start each line with a letter from the word "WASHINGTON."
Lincoln Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about Lincoln. Start each line with a letter from the words "ABE LINCOLN."
Add, then Decode the Riddle
Solve the addition problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the answer to the riddle, "What do you call doing 2,000 pounds of laundry?" (Answer = Washington). 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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