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Montana Map Quiz/Printout

Montana Outline Map Printout
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Montana
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Montana Flag Printout/Quiz

Large Flag Printable

Montana was the 41st state in the USA; it became a state on November 8,1889.

State Abbreviation - MT
State Capital - Helena
Largest City - Billings
Area - 147,046 square miles [Montana is the 4th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 1,015,165 (as of 2013) [Montana is the 44th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Montanans
Major Industries - farming (wheat, sugar beets), cattle ranching, mining (gold, silver, copper, coal), oil, lumber, tourism


Major Rivers - Yellowstone River, Missouri River, Clark Fork River
Major Lakes - Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake
Highest Point - Granite Peak - 12,799 feet (3,901 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - Kootenai River - 1,800 feet (550 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 56
Bordering States - Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Bordering Country - Canada

Origin of the Name Montana - The name Montana is the from the Spanish word from mountainous.
State Nickname - Big Sky Country, Treasure State
State Motto - "Oro y plata" - Gold and Silver
State Song - Montana

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Montana - Albertosaurus, Aliwalia, Anatotitan, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Avaceratops, Bambiraptor, Brachyceratops, Ceratops, Claosaurus, Deinodon, Deinonychus, Diclonius, Diplodocus, Dysganus, Edmontonia, Edmontosaurus, Eucentrosaurus, Hadrosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Lambeosaurus, Maiasaura peeblesorum, Microvenator, Monoclonius, Montanoceratops, Nanotyrannus, Ornithomimus, Orodromeus, Pachycephalosaurus, Palaeoscincus, Panoplosaurus, Parksosaurus, Pleurocoelus, Pterodactyloids*, Sauropelta, Stegoceras, Stygimoloch, Suuwassea, Tenontosaurus, Thescelosaurus, Torosaurus, Trachodon, Triceratops, Troödon, Tyrannosaurus, Ugrosaurus, Zapsailis, Zephyrosaurus

Montana State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

Montana's official flag was adopted in 1905. The flag has a deep blue field with "Montana" written in yellow, with the state seal below. The seal pictures a beautiful Montana lansdcape: the Rocky Mountains, cliffs, a waterfall, and river beneath a golden sky with white clouds and white sun rays. A plow represents agriculture; a pick and shovel represent mining. A ribbon below the scene states Montana's motto, "Oro y plata" [meaning "Gold and Silver" in Spanish].

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Western Meadowlark

(Sturnella neglecta)

State Animal



Grizzly bear

State Fish

Cutthroat trout

State Fossil



Maiasaura peeblesorum

A duckbilled dinosaur - it was also the first dinosaur fossil launched into space!

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Bitterroot

State Tree

Ponderosa pine
(Pinus ponderosa)

State Grass

Bluebunch wheatgrass

Earth Symbols:
State Gemstones

Sapphire and Montana agate

State Soil

Blackdog
(unofficial)

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Montana: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Montana using the map on this quiz.
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Montana

Montana: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Montana to print.
Connect the Dots Mystery Map

Montana: 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 Canadian border, that its capital is Helena, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Montana.
Montana

Montana: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Montana.
Answers


Montana's Flag Printout/Quiz

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

Montana's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Montana.
Follow the Instructions

Lewis and Clark: Follow the Instructions

Color the trail that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery followed in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase according to simple directions, such as, "In the spring, they continued with Sacagawea (a Shoshone Indian) and her husband, traveling up river to what is now Montana. Color Montana light green." For beginning readers. Or go to the answers.
Follow the Instructions

Lewis and Clark: Follow the Instructions #2

Color the trail that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery followed in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase according to simple directions, such as, "In the spring of 1805 the Corps continued with Sacagawea (a Shoshone Indian) and her husband Charbonneau along the Missouri River to what is now Montana. Color Montana light green." For fluent readers. 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.
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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