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State Abbreviation - WA
State Capital - Olympia
Largest City - Seattle
Area - 71,303 square miles [Washington is the 18th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 6,971,406 (as of 2013) [Washington is the 13th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Washingtonians
Major Industries - farming (fruit, berries, nuts, cattle, wheat), lumber, tourism, hydroelectric power, computer software, aircraft, aluminum refining
Major Rivers - Columbia River, Snake River, Yakima River
Major Lakes - Lake Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake Washington
Highest Point - Mt. Rainier - 14,410 feet (4,392 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 39
Bordering States - Idaho, Oregon
Bordering Country - Canada
Bordering Bodies of Water - Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound
Origin of the Name Washington - This state is named for George Washington, the first president of the USA.
State Nickname - The Evergreen State
State Motto - "Alki" (By and By)
State Song - Washington, My Home
Washington State Symbols and Emblems:
Washington's official flag was adopted in 1923. The flag has a deep green background with the state seal in the center. The state seal pictures George Washington, the first president of the United States. "THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON" is written in black on the yellow band surrounding George Washington. The state seal was designed in 1889 by Charles Talcott. This is the only US state flag that pictures a president and the only one with a green background.
The "President Washington"
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Washington State: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of Washington state.
Washington State: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Washington state using the map on this quiz.
Washington State: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Washington state to print.
Washington: 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 in the northwestern USA, its capital is Olympia, or that its name starts with "W." Answer: Washington.
Washington Flag Printout/Quiz
Answer questions on Washington's flag.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Washington.
Washington Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about Washington. Start each line with a letter from the word "WASHINGTON."
Add, then Decode the Riddle
Solve the addition problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the answer to the riddle, "What do you call doing 2,000 pounds of laundry?" (Answer = Washington). Or go to the answers.
US State/US President/3-Syllables Venn Diagram Printout
On this printout, the student classifies US states, US presidents, and 3-syllable words by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: Adams, Alabama, California, Everglades, Florida, Kentucky, Lincoln, Madison, Obama, Seattle, Washington, Wyoming. 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.
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