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Maryland Map Quiz/Printout
Maryland Outline Map Printout
Facts, Map and State Symbols
Maryland Flag Printout/Quiz
Large Flag Printable
State Abbreviation - MD
State Capital - Annapolis
Largest City - Baltimore
Area - 12,407 square miles [Maryland is the 42nd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 5,928,814 (as of 2013) [Maryland is the 19th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Marylanders
Major Industries - farming (corn, soybeans, tobacco, poultry and dairy products), mining (coal), steel products, communications equipment, fishing (crabs and oysters), government services
The state flag of Maryland was officially adopted in 1904. It is the only US state flag based on British heraldry (the coats of arms of noble families). The flag's design was based on the coat of arms adopted by George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. The alternating yellow and black are from Lord Calvert's family shield; the red and white design is either from Calvert's maternal family, the Crosslands, or his wife's family, the Mynnes.
|State Bird||State Reptile
Rockfish (Striped Bass)
Maryland Blue Crab
Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
A plant-eating dinosaur known only from its fossilized teeth. Astrodon was found in 1858 by Philip Tyson.
|State Fossil Shell
Ecphora gardnerae gardnerae
A Miocene gastropod
Chesapeake Bay retriever
|State Tree Species
The Wye oak (a huge, 460-year-old white oak is the official state tree)
Maryland Sassafras (unofficial)
A sailing boat used to dredge for oysters on the floor of Chesapeake Bay..
|State Folk Dance
Maryland: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Maryland using the map on this quiz.
Maryland: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Maryland to print.
Maryland: 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 eastern USA, that its capital is Annapolis, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Maryland.
Maryland: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of Maryland.
Maryland's Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Maryland.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Maryland.
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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