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Virginia Map Quiz/Printout
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Virginia Label Me! Printout
Facts, Map and State Symbols
Virginia Flag Printout/Quiz
State Abbreviation - VA
State Capital - Richmond
Largest City - Virginia Beach
Area - 42,769 square miles [Virginia is the 35th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 7,078,515 (as of 2000) [Virginia is the 12th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Virginians
Major Industries - farming (tobacco, peanuts, corn, sweet potatoes, poultry, ham), tourism, US Navy warships, mining (coal), lumber (for paper and furniture), government workers
George Washington was born in Westmoreland County on February 22, 1732 (he was the 1st US President, serving from 1789 to 1797).
Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell on April 13, 1743 (he was the 3rd US President, serving from 1801 to 1809).
James Madison was born in Port Conway on March 16, 1751 (he was the 4th US President, serving from 1809 to 1817).
James Monroe was born in Westmoreland County on April 28, 1758 (he was the 5th US President, serving from 1817 to 1825).
William Henry Harrison was born in Berkeley on February 9, 1773 (he was the 9th US President, serving in 1841).
John Tyler was born in Greenway on March 29, 1790 (he was the 10th US President, serving from 1841 to 1845).
Zachary Taylor was born near Barboursville on November 24, 1784 (he was the 12th US President, serving from 1849 to 1850).
Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton on December 28, 1856 (he was the 28th US President, serving from 1913 to 1921).
Major Rivers - James River, Rappahannock River, Potomac River, Shenandoah River
Major Lakes and Bodies of Water - Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Gathright Dam (Lake Moomaw), John H. Kerr Reservoir, John W. Flannagan Reservoir, Pound Lake, Philpott Lake
Highest Point - Mt. Rogers - 5,729 feet (1,746 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 95
Bordering States - Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia [and Washington, District of Columbia]
Bordering Bodies of Water - Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay
Origin of the Name Virginia - Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England (she was known as the Virgin Queen). Sir Walter Raleigh may have suggested this name around 1584.
State Nickname - Old Dominion
State Motto - "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus Always to Tyrants)
State Song - Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Virginia State Symbols and Emblems:
Virginia's official state flag was adopted in 1861. The flag has a deep blue background with a white circle in the center. In the center are the words "VIRGINIA," and "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" (Latin for "thus always to tyrants"). Depicting the state's motto on the flag is the goddess Virtue (who is holding a sword and a spear), who has defeated a tyrant, who is lying on the ground, and is holding a chain and a scourge (a whip). Nearby is the tyrant's fallen crown. Virtue symbolizes Virginia and the tyrant symbolizes Britain. Red Virginia creepers and green leaves surround the scene. A white silk fringe is on the edge farthest from the flagstaff.
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(Papilio glaucus linne)
A fossil shell named for Thomas Jefferson and Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay deadrise: a deadrise is a wooden boat that is used for fishing, crabbing, and oystering.
Virginia: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Virginia using the map on this quiz.
Virginia: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Virginia to print.
Virginia: 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 on the east coast of the USA, its capital is Richmond, or that its name starts with "V." Answer: Virginia.
Virginia: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of Virginia.
Virginia's Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Virginia.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Virginia.
Lewis and Clark: Follow the Instructions
Color the trail that Lewis and Clark followed in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase according to simple directions, such as, "Lewis and Clark were both born in Virginia. Color Virginia brown." Or go to the answers.
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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