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Texas Map Quiz/Printout

Texas Map Label Me! Printout
Texas Outline Map Printout
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Texas
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Texas Flag Printout/Quiz

Large Flag Printable

Texas was the 28th state in the USA; it was admitted on December 29, 1845.

State Abbreviation - TX
State Capital - Austin
Largest City - Houston
Area - 268,601 square miles [Texas is the second biggest state in the USA - only Alaska is bigger]
Population - 26,448,193 (as of 2013) [Texas is the second most populous state in the USA, after California; New York is the third most populous]
Name for Residents - Texans
Major Industries - petroleum and natural gas, farming (cotton, livestock), steel, banking, insurance, tourism

Presidential Birthplaces
Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison on October 14, 1890 (he was the 34th US President, serving from 1953 to 1961).

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City on August 27, 1908 (he was the 36th US President, serving from 1963 to 1969).

Main Rivers - Rio Grande, Red River, Brazos River
Highest Point - Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet (2,667 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 254
Bordering States - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Bordering Country - Mexico
Bordering Body of Water - Gulf of Mexico

Origin of the Name Texas - The Caddo Indians of eastern Texas called their group of tribes the "Tejas," meaning "those who are friends".
State Nickname - The Lone Star State
State Motto - Friendship
State Song - "Texas, Our Texas"

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Texas - Acrocanthosaurus, Alamosaurus, Brontopodus, Camptosaurus, Chasmosaurus, Coelophysis, Deinonychus, Dimetrodon*, Edmontosaurus, Hypsilophodon, Iguanodon, Kritosaurus, Megatherium* (giant ground sloth), Ornithomimus, Panoplosaurus, Pawpawsaurus, Pleurocoelus, Protohadros byrdi, Quetzalcoatlus*, Shuvosaurus, Stegoceras, Technosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Texascetes, Torosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex

Texas State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

The official state flag of Texas, called the Lone Star Flag, was adopted in 1845 when Texas became the 28th state of the United States. The colors represent bravery (red), purity (white), and loyalty (blue). The large white star was first used on Texas flags in the 1830's during the battles between Texas and Mexico.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Mockingbird

State Mammal (large)



Texas longhorn

State Mammal (small)



Armadillo

State Flying Mammal

Free-tailed Bat

State Insect



Monarch Butterfly

State Reptile

Texas horned lizard

State Fish

Guadalupe Bass

State Shell



Lightning Whelk

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Bluebonnet

State Plant



Prickly Pear Cactus

State Tree

Pecan
State Grass

Sideoats grama
State Shrub

Chinese Crepe Myrtle
State Fruit

Red Grapefruit
State Vegetable

Sweet Onion
State Fiber

Cotton

Earth Symbols:
State Dinosaur



Pleurocoelus

State Stone

Petrified Palmwood

State Gem

Texas Blue Topaz

Related Pages:


Texas Flag Printout/Quiz

Answer questions on the flag of Texas.
Flag of Texas -thumbnail

Texas's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

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

Texas: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Texas.
Answers


Texas: Map/Quiz Printout

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

Texas: Outline Map Printout

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

Texas: 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 southern border of the USA, that it is where the Alamo is located, its capital is Austin or that its name starts with "T." Answer: Texas.
outline map, natural features of Texas

Outline Maps of Texas Regions

Print black-and-white or color outline maps of 4 regions of Texas, 7 regions of Texas or more complex regional maps.
outline map, rivers of Texas

Outline Maps of Major Texas Rivers

Print black-and-white outline maps of the major rivers of Texas, labeled and unlabeled.
Word Wheel

Texas Wheel

This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about Texas; 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 reads information about Texas. When you spin the wheel, facts about Texas 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).
Follow the Instructions

United States of America: Follow the Instructions #6

Draw lines on the USA map according to simple directions, such as, "... draw a line to the mid-point of Utah." Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and the answers.
Alamo
The Alamo

Read about the Alamo and its history. Read about the Alamo or print a coloring page on the Alamo.

Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett

Read about Davy Crockett's life, see maps of the places he lived, and do activities on this legendary frontiersman.
Juneteenth

Juneteenth Theme Page

Juneteenth (also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day) celebrates the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in the USA, celebrated on June 19. Although the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, news of the victory of the Union and the enforcement of the freeing of all slaves did not reach the outlying areas of the USA for months. Some of the last of the slaves to be freed were in Galveston, Texas; they were freed on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger and 2,000 Union troops arrived.
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.


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
Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

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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