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Maine Map Quiz/Printout
Maine Outline Map Printout
Facts, Map and State Symbols
Maine Flag Printout/Quiz
Large Flag Printable
State Abbreviation - ME
State Capital - Augusta
Largest City - Portland
Area - 35,387 square miles [Maine is the 39th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 1,274,923 (as of 2000) [Maine is the 40th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Mainers
Major Industries - agriculture (especially potatoes), shipbuiding, fishing (especially lobsters), footwear, machinery, electronics, tourism
Major Rivers - Androscoggin River, Kennebec River, Penobscot River, St. John River
Major Lakes - Lake Moosehead, Richardson Lakes
Highest Point - Mt. Katahdin - 5,268 feet (1,606 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 16
Bordering State - New Hampshire
Bordering Country - Canada
Bordering Bodies of Water - Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean
Origin of the Name Maine - Maine refers to the mainland
State Nickname - Pine Tree State
State Motto - "Dirigo" - I direct
State Song - "State of Maine Song"
Maine State Symbols and Emblems:
Maine's official flag was adopted in 1909. The flag has a deep blue field with the state coat of arms in the center. The coat of arms pictures a farmer and a seaman (representing agricultural and maritime industries). A shield is between them, upon which is a pine tree, a moose (the state animal of Maine), green grass, a blue sky, and deep blue water. Above this is a yellow star (representing the North Star - Maine was the northernmost state when it entered the Union) and a red ribbon that reads, "DIRIGO," which means "I direct" in Latin. Below, a large blue ribbon reads, "MAINE."
|State Animal||State Insect||State Bird
Maine coon cat
(a subspecies of the Atlantic salmon)
White pine cone and tassel
Eastern white pine
Pertica quadrifaria(a 6 ft tall extinct plant from the Devonian Period, 390 million years ago)
Chesuncook Soil Series
Maine: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Maine using the map on this quiz.
Maine: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Maine to print.
Maine: 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 in the northeastern USA, that its capital is Augusta, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Maine.
Maine: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of Maine.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Maine.
Maine's Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Maine.
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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