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State Abbreviation - PA
State Capital - Harrisburg
Largest City - Philadelphia
Area - 46,058 square miles [Pennsylvania is the 33rd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 12,773,801 (as of 2013) [Pennsylvania is the sixth most populous state in the USA, after California, New York, Texas, Florida and Illinois]
Name for Residents - Pennsylvanians
Major Industries - steel, farming (corn, oats, soybeans, mushrooms), mining (iron, portland cement, lime, stone), electronics equipment, cars, pharmaceuticals
Presidential Birthplace - James Buchanan was born in Cove Gap (near Mercersburg) on April 23, 1791 (he was the 15th US President, serving from 1857 to 1861)
Major Rivers - Allegheny River, Susquehanna River, Delaware River, Ohio River
Major Lakes - Lake Erie
Highest Point - Mt. Davis - 3,213 feet (979 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 66
Bordering States - New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
Origin of the Name Pennsylvania - This state was named to honor Admiral William Penn and his son, William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder.
State Nickname - Keystone State
State Motto - "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"
State Song - Pennsylvania, lyrics by Eddie Khoury, music by Ronnie Bonner
Dinosaur Fossils Found in Pennsylvania - Atreipus (fossilized footprints)
Pennsylvania State Symbols and Emblems:
Pennsylvania's official flag was adopted in 1907. The flag has a deep blue background. In the center are two harnessed draft horses surrounding a shield picturing a ship, a plow, and 3 sheaves of wheat. Above is a bald eagle. Below are a stalk of corn, an olive branch, and a draped red ribbon that reads,"VIRTUE, LIBERTY, AND INDEPENDENCE."
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Pennsylvania: Map/Quiz Printout
Answer geography questions about Pennsylvania using the map on this quiz.
Pennsylvania: Label Me! Printout
Label the major features of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Pennsylvania to print.
Pennsylvania: 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 Harrisburg, or that its name starts with "P." Answer: Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Flag Printout/Quiz
Read about and answer questions on the flag of Pennsylvania.
Large Coloring Printable
A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Pennsylvania.
|The Liberty Bell
Read about the history of the Liberty Bell, how it cracked and was re-cast twice before cracking again at an historic funeral. Or color a printout of the Liberty Bell.
| GROUNDHOG DAY CRAFTS
Activities and crafts for Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day is celebrated in the USA on February 2nd. Each year on this day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, people from all over the USA watch Phil the Groundhog as he emerges from his burrow.
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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