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Nebraska Map Quiz/Printout

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Nebraska
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Nebraska Flag Printout/Quiz

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Nebraska was the 37th state in the USA; it became a state on March 1, 1867.

State Abbreviation - NE
State Capital - Lincoln
Largest City - Omaha
Area - 77,358 square miles [Nebraska is the 16th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 1,868,516 (as of 2013) [Nebraska is the 37th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Nebraskans
Major Industries - farming (corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum), grain processing, meat-packing the Air Force Strategic Air Command,

Presidential Birthplace - Gerald Rudolph Ford was born in Omaha on July 14, 1913 (Ford was the 38th US President, serving from 1974 to 1977).


Major Rivers - Missouri River, Niobrara River, Platte River, Republican River
Major Lakes - Lewis and Clark Lake, Harlan County Lake, Lake C.W. McConaughty
Highest Point - Panorama Point - 5,426 feet (1,654 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 93
Bordering States - Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wyoming

Origin of the Name Nebraska - The name Nebraska is from an Oto Indian word that means "flat water" (referring to the Platte River, which means "flat river" in French)
State Nickname - Cornhusker State, The Tree Planters' State
State Motto - "Equality before the law"
State Song - Beautiful Nebraska

Nebraska State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

Nebraska's official flag was adopted in 1925. The flag has a deep blue field with the state seal in the center, pictured in gold (yellow) and silver. The state seal, designed in 1867 by Isaac Wiles (a member of the House of Representatives), pictures a blacksmith hammering on an anvil, a settler's cabin, sheaths of wheat, a steamboat on a river, and the transcontinental railroad, with mountains in the background. The state motto, "Equality Before the Law," is on a banner above the landscape. The date of Nebraska's admission to the union, March 1, 1867, is listed below the seal.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Western Meadowlark

(Sturnella neglecta)

State Mammal



White-tailed Deer

State Fish

Channel catfish

State Fossil



Mammoth

State Insect



Honeybee

(Apis mellifera)

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Goldenrod
(Solidago serotina)

State Tree

Cottonwood
(Populus deltoides)

State Grass

Little Bluestem
(Schizachyrium scoparium)

Earth Symbols:
State Rock

Prairie Agate

State Gemstone

Blue Chalcedony

State Soil

Holdrege

Miscellaneous Symbols:
State Beverage



Milk

State Soft Drink



Kool-Aid

Developed in Hastings, Nebraska, by Edward E. Perkins in 1927

State River

Platte River

State American Folk Dance

Square dance

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Nebraska: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Nebraska using the map on this quiz.
Answers
Nebraska

Nebraska: Outline Map Printout

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

Nebraska: 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 midwestern USA, that its capital is Lincoln, or that its name starts with "N." Answer: Nebraska.
Nebraska

Nebraska: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Nebraska.
Answers
Flag of Nebraska

Nebraska's' Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

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


Nebraska's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Nebraska.
Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley

Read about Tornado Alley, an area in Mid-USA that is prone to dangerous tornadoes.
Tornado Alley

Tornado Quiz + Label Tornado Alley Printout

Answer five questions about tornadoes and label the states in the heart of Tornado Alley. Or go to the answers.
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, "They sailed up the Missouri River, passing through what is now Nebraska and South Dakota. Color Nebrask gdark green. Color South Dakota gray." 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, "The Corps of Discovery traveled up the Missouri River. In August, in what is now Nebraska, they met with the Oto and Missouri Indians. Color Nebraska dark 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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District of Columbia

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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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