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Michigan Map Quiz/Printout
Michigan Outline Map Printout
Michigan: Label Me! Printout
Facts, Map and State Symbols
Michigan Flag Printout/Quiz
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State Abbreviation - MI
State Capital - Lansing
Largest City - Detroit
Area - 96,810 square miles [Michigan is the 11th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 9,895,622 (as of 2013) [Michigan is the 9th most populous state in the USA, after California, New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio]
Name for Residents - Michiganders, Michiganians or Michiganites
Major Industries - car manufacturing, farming (corn, soybeans, wheat), timber, fishing
Major Rivers - Detroit River, Grand River, Kalamazoo River, St. Clair River, St. Marys River
Major Lakes - Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair
Highest Point - Mt. Arvon - 1,978 feet (604 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 83
Bordering States - Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota (across Lake Superior)
Bordering Country - Canada
Origin of the Name Michigan - Michigan is from an Algonquian Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" that means "big sea wate" (referring to the Great Lakes). State Nickname - Wolverine State
State Motto - "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice" [If you are seeking a amenable (pleasant) peninsula, look around you]
State Song - Michigan, My Michigan
Michigan State Symbols and Emblems:
Michigan's official flag was adopted in 1911. The flag has a deep blue background and pictures an elk and moose around a blue shield labeled "TUEBOR," meaning "I will defend." The shield pictures a man with a raised hand and a gun, a rising sun, a peninsula and lakes (representing Michigan's geography). Over the shield is a bald eagle (holding an olive branch and a sheaf of three arrows) and a red ribbon reading "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (which is the motto of the U.S.A. and means "Out of Many, One" - this refers to the states of the United States being united into one country). Under everything lie two white ribbons that read "SI QUAERIS PENINSULAM AMOENAM" and "CIRCUM SPICE," which means, "If you are seeking an amenable (pleasant) peninsula, look around you."
Unique to Michigan, this black to yellowish brown sand is found on both peninsulas.
Michigan: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Michigan using the map on this quiz.
Michigan: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of Michigan.
Michigan: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Michigan to print.
Michigan: 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 Great Lakes region of the USA, that its capital is Lansing, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Michigan.
Michigan Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Michigan.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Michigan.
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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