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Louisiana Map Quiz/Printout

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Louisiana
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Louisiana Flag Printout/Quiz

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Louisiana was the 18th state in the USA; it became a state on April 30, 1812.

State Abbreviation - LA
State Capital - Baton Rouge
Largest City - New Orleans
Area - 51,843 square miles [Louisiana is the 31st biggest state in the USA]
Population - 4,625,470 (as of 2013) [Louisiana is the 25th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Louisianans or Louisianians
Major Industries - agriculture (rice, cotton, soybeans), salt production, oil and natural gas, fishing (especially shellfish)

Major Rivers - Mississippi River, Red River, Ouachita River, Atchafalaya River, Sabine River
Major Lakes - Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Grand Lake, White Lake, Calcasieu Lake, Catahoula Lake
Highest Point - Driskill Mountain - 535 feet (163 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - New Orleans - 8 feet (2.5 m) below sea level
Number of Parishes (Counties) - 64
Bordering States - Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas
Bordering Body of Water - Gulf of Mexico

Origin of the Name Louisiana - Louisiana was named by the French explorer Sieur de La Salle in 1682 to honor King Louis XIV (14) of France.
State Nickname - Sportsman's Paradise (previously - Pelican State)
State Motto - "Union, Justice, and Confidence "
State Song - "Give Me Louisiana" and "You Are My Sunshine"

Louisiana State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

Louisiana's official flag was adopted in 1912, one hundred years after Louisiana became a state. The flag has a blue background (symbolizing truth) with a white pelican mother feeding her three chicks in a nest (the pelican is an old symbol of protection - an old legend tells of a mother pelican tearing flesh from herself to feed her young; this pelican represents the state protecting the people and their land). The ribbon reads "Union, Justice, and Confidence."

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Eastern Brown Pelican

State Dog



Catahoula Leopard Dog

State Mammal



Louisiana black bear

State Reptile



Alligator

State Insect



Honeybee

State Crustacean



Crawfish

State Amphibian



Green tree frog

(Hyla cinerea)

State Freshwater Fish



White perch
(also called sac-au-lait and white crappie)

(Pomoxis annularis)

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Magnolia blossom
(Magnolia grandiflora)

State Wildflower


Louisiana Iris

(Giganticaerulea)

State Tree

Bald Cypress
(Taxodium distichum)

Earth Symbols:
State Fossil

Petrified palmwood

State Gemstone

Agate
(found in Louisiana gravel)

State Soil

Ruston
(unofficial)

Miscellaneous Symbols:
State Beverage



Milk

State Colors

Blue, white and gold

State Musical Instrument

Diatonic accordion
(commonly known as the "Cajun" accordion)

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Louisiana: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Louisiana using the map on this quiz.
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An outline map of Louisiana to print.
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Louisiana: 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 on the on the Gulf of Mexico, that its capital is Baton Rouge, or that its name starts with "L." Answer: Louisiana.
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Louisiana: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Louisiana.
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Louisiana's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Louisiana.
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Louisiana's Flag:
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A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Louisiana.
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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.
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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.


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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.


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Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
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A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
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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).
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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.
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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.


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