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Minnesota Map Quiz/Printout

Minnesota Outline Map Printout
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Minnesota
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Minnesota Flag Printout/Quiz

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Minnesota was the 32nd state in the USA; it became a state on May 11, 1858.

State Abbreviation - MN
State Capital - St. Paul
Largest City - Minneapolis
Area - 86,943 square miles [Minnesota is the 12th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 5,420,380 (as of 2013) [Minnesota is the 21st most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Minnesotans
Major Industries - farming (corn, soybeans, sugar beets, wheat, dairy products), paper pulp, mining (iron ore)

Major Rivers - Minnesota River, Mississippi River, Rainy River, Red River of the North, St. Croix River
Major Lakes - Upper Red Lake, Lower Red Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, Vermillion Lake, Rainy Lake, Lake of the Woods, Lake Superior, Leech Lake, Winnibigoshish Lake, Lake Pepin
Highest Point - Eagle Mountain - 2,301 feet (701 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 87
Bordering States - Iowa, Michigan (across Lake Superior), North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Bordering Country - Canada

Origin of the Name Minnesota - Minnesota is from a Dakota Sioux Indian word that means "cloudy water" or "sky water" and refers to local rivers.
State Nickname - Gopher State. North Star State
State Motto - "L'Etoile du Nord" - The Star of the North
State Song - Hail Minnesota

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Minnesota - Hadrosaur (a duck-billed dinosaur)

Minnesota State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

Minnesota's official flag was adopted in 1893. The flag has a blue background. The central seal pictures a farmer plowing a field and an Indian riding a horse toward the sun. The scene is surrounded by ladyslippers, Minnesota's state flower. A red banner with yellow letters has the state motto, "L'ETOILE DU NORD," meaning "the star of the north" in French. Three dates are on the flag: 1858 (at the top), the year Minnesota became a state; 1819 (at the left), the year Fort Snelling was established; and 1893 (at the right), the year this flag was adopted. Nineteen yellow stars surround the seal on a white band; these stars symbolize that fact Minnesota was the 19th state to enter the union after the first 13. "MINNESOTA" is written in red on the white band.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird

Common loon
(Gavia immer)

State Insect



Monarch butterfly

(Danaus plexippus)

State Fish

Walleye
(Stizostedion v. vitreum)

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Pink and white lady's slipper
(Cypripedium reginae)

State Tree

Norway pine
(Pinus resinosa)

State Mushroon

Morel
(Morchella esculenta)

State Grain

Wild rice
(Zizania aquatica)

Earth Symbols:
State Gemstone

Lake Superior Agate

State Soil

Minnesota - Lester
(unofficial)

Miscellaneous Symbols:
State Beverage



Milk

State Muffin



Blueberry

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Minnesota: Map/Quiz Printout

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

An outline map of Minnesota to print.
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Minnesota: 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 Great Lakes region of the USA, that its capital is Saint Paul, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Minnesota.
Minnesota

Minnesota: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Minnesota.
Answers


Minnesota's Flag Printout/Quiz

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

Minnesota's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Minnesota.


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.
find related words

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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California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

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Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

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South Dakota

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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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