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Kentucky Map Quiz/Printout

Kentucky Outline Map Printout
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Kentucky
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Kentucky Flag Printout/Quiz

Large Flag Printable

Kentucky was the 15th state in the USA; it became a state on June 1, 1792.

State Abbreviation - KY
State Capital - Frankfort
Largest City - Louisville
Area - 40,411 square miles [Kentucky is the 37th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 4,395,295 (as of 2013) [Kentucky is the 26th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Kentuckians
Major Industries - agriculture (tobacco, corn, peanuts, wheat), mining (anthracite coal), horse-raising, whiskey manufacturing, automobile and truck manufacturing, chemical manufacturing

Presidential Birthplace - Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County (now called Larue County) on February 12, 1809 (he was the 16th US President, serving from 1861 to 1865).

Major Rivers - Ohio River, Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Kentucky River, Green River
Major Lakes - Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley
Highest Point - Black Mountain - 4,145 feet (1,263 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 120
Bordering States - Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia


Origin of the Name Kentucky - Kentucky is from the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," which means "land of tomorrow."
State Nickname - Bluegrass State
State Motto - "United we stand, divided we fall"
State Slogan - "Unbridled Spirit"
State Song - My Old Kentucky Home, by Stephen Foster

Kentucky State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

Kentucky's official state flag was adopted in 1918, but that design was not finalized until in 1928. The flag was again changed in 1962.

The flag has a deep blue background with part of the state seal in the center. In the center are the words "COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY" and "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL." On the seal, a pioneer and a statesman are shaking hands. Goldenrod flowers encircle the bottom half of the seal.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Cardinal

State Wild Animal



Gray squirrel

State Horse

Thoroughbred

State Fish

Kentucky Bass

State Insect



Viceroy Butterfly

State Fossil

Brachiopod

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Goldenrod
(Solidago altissima)

State Tree

Tulip Tree
(Liriodendron tulipifera)

Earth Symbols:
State Gemstone

Freshwater pearl
River pearls found in mussels

State Soil

Crider
(unofficial)

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Kentucky: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Kentucky using the map on this quiz.
Answers
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Kentucky: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Kentucky to print.
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Kentucky: 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 it is the state where Abraham Lincoln was born, that its capital is Frankfort, or that its name starts with "K." Answer: Kentucky.
Kentucky

Kentucky: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Kentucky.
Answers


Kentucky's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Kentucky.
Flag of Kentucky -thumbnail

Kentucky's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Kentucky.
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Abraham Lincoln

Read about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln was born in a log cabin near Hodgenville, KY, in 1809.
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US State/US President/3-Syllables Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies US states, US presidents, and 3-syllable words by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: Adams, Alabama, California, Everglades, Florida, Kentucky, Lincoln, Madison, Obama, Seattle, Washington, Wyoming. Or go to the answers.


Your State:
Draw and Write

Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
find related words

US State - Find Related Words

For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
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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.
Geography report thumbnail

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.
Geography report thumbnail

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.


US State
Printable Book

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.
Answers


USA Map: Where I Live

Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
writing prompt

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).
Word Wheel

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).
Find a word for each letter

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.
Tally marks

The Census

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.
Map

Census:
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.


US State Facts, Map and State Symbols
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Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Order and Dates of Statehood State Population Figures State Area Figures State Extremes and Records
US Postal Codes US Postal Codes Matching Guidelines for Writing a Report on a State US Geography


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