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Ch 19: US States for Elementary School

About This Chapter

This chapter can help your elementary school students learn information about US states. The chapter can be used as a supplementary tool at home or as support in the classroom. The lessons and quizzes help students to acquire new knowledge and reinforce what they've already learned.

US States for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

This chapter gives your students a fun and engaging way to learn information and facts about different US states. Parents can even use this resource at home to help their children with homework. The lessons are short and will grab kids' attention with entertaining examples. After each lesson, there is an assessment quiz that allows your students to find out how much they have learned from the lesson.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with US states will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about US states.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the history and facts about various US states
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about US states
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about US states
  • Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the US states information and facts your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about US states.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands US states by completing the US States for Elementary School chapter exam.

78 Lessons in Chapter 19: US States for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Alabama Facts: Lesson for Kids

1. Alabama Facts: Lesson for Kids

The state of Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States, and a lot has happened since then. Learn about Alabama's symbols, its history from before the Civil War until now, and what makes this state a unique place to be.

History of Alabama: Lesson for Kids

2. History of Alabama: Lesson for Kids

Alabama has had a rich history, both for the good and the bad. Come and learn about the state's early years, its roles in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement and how the state is doing today.

Alaska Facts: Lesson for Kids

3. Alaska Facts: Lesson for Kids

Alaska is the biggest state and one of the newest in the United States. Learn about Alaskan weather, history, geography, symbols and some fun facts about the culture in this cold place!

History of Alaska: Lesson for Kids

4. History of Alaska: Lesson for Kids

Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, though it did not become a state until 1959. Alaska is 571,951 square miles and the largest state - roughly the size of 20% of the continental United States!

Arizona Facts: Lesson for Kids

5. Arizona Facts: Lesson for Kids

Arizona is in the Southwest Region of the United States and has many interesting features that separate it from the rest! Learn about the geography, symbols and history that make this place so special.

Arkansas Facts: Lesson for Kids

6. Arkansas Facts: Lesson for Kids

Arkansas is the 25th state of the United States. Come learn about the geography, symbols, history, and unique features of 'The Natural State' in this lesson! There are many fun facts to be learned about Arkansas!

History of Georgia: Lesson for Kids

7. History of Georgia: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will help students learn the history of the state of Georgia. In this lesson you will learn about important people and events that made Georgia what it is today.

Georgia Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Georgia Facts: Lesson for Kids

Georgia is not only a state but a country, too. In this lesson, you will learn about the Republic of Georgia, a beautiful country in the Caucasus. Read about Georgian life, Georgian food and a woman warrior.

History of Arizona: Lesson for Kids

9. History of Arizona: Lesson for Kids

Learn about various events that have shaped the history of Arizona. Discover how it was controlled by two other countries before becoming part of the United States.

History of Arkansas: Lesson for Kids

10. History of Arkansas: Lesson for Kids

What do the Quapaw, Hernando de Soto, and the Louisiana Purchase have to do with each other? They are all important to the history of the great state of Arkansas! Read this lesson to discover the ins and outs of Arkansas's history.

History of Pennsylvania: Lesson for Kids

11. History of Pennsylvania: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the history of the state of Pennsylvania. You will learn about the early inhabitants, being a part of the 13 colonies, and Pennsylvania's role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

History of Tennessee: Lesson for Kids

12. History of Tennessee: Lesson for Kids

Tennessee joined the United States in 1796, but there is more to its story - both before and after the start of its statehood. Come and learn about this state's early years, its role in the Civil War, and some major events that took place during the 20th and the 21st centuries.

Iowa Facts: Lesson for Kids

13. Iowa Facts: Lesson for Kids

Come and see why Iowa just might be the best thing since sliced bread! Learn about Iowa's geography, history, and symbols, and discover some fun facts that make this state a special place.

History of Ohio: Lesson for Kids

14. History of Ohio: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you the history of the state of Ohio, the 17th state to join the Union. You'll learn about Ohio's early inhabitants, the arrival of European settlers, how they became part of the United States, and some current facts.

Ohio Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Ohio Facts: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that only one other state can top Ohio in the number of U.S. presidents that can claim it as its birth state? Or that its nickname comes from a tree's fruit that looks like a deer's eye? Keep reading to find out some more fun facts about Ohio.

Oklahoma Facts: Lesson for Kids

16. Oklahoma Facts: Lesson for Kids

Oklahoma is one of the 50 states in the United States. This lesson will teach you about Oklahoma, how it got its nickname, where you can find it on a map, how big it is, and some other cool facts about this state.

Oregon Facts: Lesson for Kids

17. Oregon Facts: Lesson for Kids

Oregon is certainly a unique place in the United States. Come and learn fun facts about the Beaver State, including details about its geography, symbols and history.

Pennsylvania Facts: Lesson for Kids

18. Pennsylvania Facts: Lesson for Kids

Pennsylvania played an important role in the United States becoming its own independent country. Come and learn about the geography, symbols, history and culture of this state as well as some fun facts about Pennsylvania.

Tennessee Facts: Lesson for Kids

19. Tennessee Facts: Lesson for Kids

Whether its listening to country music live or hiking the rolling hills, Tennessee has a lot to offer! In this lesson we will look at the three main regions of Tennessee, the Tennessee state symbols, and some of its history. Whether it's learning about it or visiting it, Tennessee is an exciting place to be!

Texas Facts: Lesson for Kids

20. Texas Facts: Lesson for Kids

Grab your western hat and cowboy boots, we're going on an adventure to explore the Lone Star State. In today's lesson, we will learn about Texas and what makes it a unique state.

California Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

21. California Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, we'll learn about the various countries that controlled California before it became part of the United States. In addition, you will learn about some of its geographical traits.

Colorado Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

22. Colorado Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Explore 'Colorful Colorado' in this lesson. Learn about Colorado's rich history, full of stories about Native Americans, gold seekers and mountain men. And discover where you can find snow in July!

Delaware Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

23. Delaware Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

The first state in the United States of American was a little place called Delaware. Come learn about its rich history, as well as fun facts about its geography and culture.

Facts About Kansas: Lesson for Kids

24. Facts About Kansas: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about the fascinating state of Kansas and all it has to offer. We'll explore the geography, climate, history, and goods produced in this U.S. state.

Florida Facts: Lesson for Kids

25. Florida Facts: Lesson for Kids

The state of Florida has a wide variety of geography, attractions, and entertainment. In this lesson, explore some interesting facts about the Sunshine State.

Hawaii Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

26. Hawaii Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Let's travel to the island state of Hawaii! In this lesson, learn about the history of Hawaii, its geography and climate, and unique cultural features.

Illinois Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

27. Illinois Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

The United States is full of history, and each of the 50 states that are part of the Union has its own story to tell. In this lesson you will explore the history of the state of Illinois.

Indiana Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

28. Indiana Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Indiana is a state in the Midwest region of the United States, and there are many interesting things about this state. Come and learn about its geography, terrain, history and additional fun facts.

Kentucky Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

29. Kentucky Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the history, geography, and interesting facts about the Bluegrass State. There is more to this southeastern state than its famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby!

Louisiana Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

30. Louisiana Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

This lesson will teach you about the history of the state of Louisiana. You will learn about the first people who lived there, how it was obtained by the United States, what it is like today, and more.

Maine Facts: Lesson for Kids

31. Maine Facts: Lesson for Kids

Imagine you are sitting on a picnic table, looking over a harbor full of fishing boats and eating some lobster. Where do you think you are? If you guessed the state of Maine, you're right! This lesson will teach you all you need to know about Maine.

History of Maine: Lesson for Kids

32. History of Maine: Lesson for Kids

Way up in the in the northeast corner of the United States is a place called Maine, one of the first places that Europeans settled once the new world was discovered. Let's learn a little bit about the history of Maine up until it was made into a state.

Maryland Facts: Lesson for Kids

33. Maryland Facts: Lesson for Kids

Maryland is known as 'Little America'. From the mountains to the shorelines, Maryland is very much like the United States of America in miniature! This lesson will explore some cool facts about the great state of Maryland.

Massachusetts Facts: Lesson for Kids

34. Massachusetts Facts: Lesson for Kids

What do President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Seuss have in common? They are both from the State of Massachusetts! In this lesson, you will learn some interesting facts about this small New England state.

History of Massachusetts: Lesson for Kids

35. History of Massachusetts: Lesson for Kids

Picture the Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing their Thanksgiving feast...or Paul Revere riding through the night, warning, ~'The British are coming!~' These are just a few examples of the fascinating events that make up the history in the state of Massachusetts.

Michigan Facts: Lesson for Kids

36. Michigan Facts: Lesson for Kids

Hold your right hand palm up and squish your fingers together like you are putting on a mitten. You now have a general outline of the main part of the state of Michigan. This lesson will teach you all about this neat state.

History of Michigan: Lesson for Kids

37. History of Michigan: Lesson for Kids

The state of Michigan is filled with a rich history! Read this lesson to find out about Michigan's history from the early inhabitants to the booming Detroit automobile industry!

Minnesota Facts: Lesson for Kids

38. Minnesota Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you facts about the state of Minnesota. It will include a brief history, state symbols, geographical information, and popular things to do in Minnesota.

History of Minnesota: Lesson for Kids

39. History of Minnesota: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will give a brief history of the state of Minnesota. It will teach you about the early settlers, how it became a U.S. state, and interesting facts about Minnesota.

Mississippi Facts: Lesson for Kids

40. Mississippi Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson gives facts about the state of Mississippi. You will learn a brief history, and explore the state symbols, famous people from Mississippi, and the best attractions in Mississippi.

History of Mississippi: Lesson for Kids

41. History of Mississippi: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you the history of the state of Mississippi. We will learn about the earliest people to live there, its European settlers, how it became a state, and how it fared throughout the Civil War and later the Civil Rights Movement.

History of Missouri: Lesson for Kids

42. History of Missouri: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about the history of the state of Missouri. After the lesson, you will know more about the Native Americans who lived there, the arrival of the European settlers, and how Missouri joined the U.S. and became a state.

Missouri Facts: Lesson for Kids

43. Missouri Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn facts about the state of Missouri. You will read a brief history, then learn about the state's symbols, famous people, and more interesting facts about Missouri.

Montana Facts: Lesson for Kids

44. Montana Facts: Lesson for Kids

In 'Big Sky Country' Montana, vast space comes to life as grizzly bears roam majestic mountains and farmland covers the prairie. In this lesson discover the beauty and greatness of the US's 41st state, Montana.

Nebraska Facts: Lesson for Kids

45. Nebraska Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about the state of Nebraska, the 37th state to join the United States. You will learn a brief history, and explore its geography, state symbols, interesting facts, and famous people from the state of Nebraska.

History of Nebraska: Lesson for Kids

46. History of Nebraska: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will discuss the history of the state of Nebraska. You will learn about the early inhabitants, the European explorers who came to the area, and how the United States obtained the area through the Louisiana Purchase.

Nevada Facts: Lesson for Kids

47. Nevada Facts: Lesson for Kids

Nevada is a state in the western United States. This lesson will teach you about Nevada, where to look for it on a map, what its name means, how it got one of its nicknames, and some other cool facts about this state.

History of Nevada: Lesson for Kids

48. History of Nevada: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the state of Nevada. You will learn about its early inhabitants, how it became a U.S. territory and state, and its popular attractions and places.

New Hampshire Facts: Lesson for Kids

49. New Hampshire Facts: Lesson for Kids

Could you imagine living in a place that claims you should 'Live Free or Die'? Well, if you do then you'll want to move to the state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire is a pretty cool state and this lesson will teach you all about it.

History of New Hampshire: Lesson for Kids

50. History of New Hampshire: Lesson for Kids

While New Hampshire may be small in size, it has a huge history. Come and learn about New Hampshire's story, starting with the Native Americans and colonial years, through the Civil War and 1900s, as well as modern times.

New Jersey Facts: Lesson for Kids

51. New Jersey Facts: Lesson for Kids

New Jersey has a rich culture and a deep history. Come learn about the symbols of New Jersey, the history of the state and other fun facts about this tiny, yet exciting, place!

History of New Jersey: Lesson for Kids

52. History of New Jersey: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the state of New Jersey. You will learn about the first people to live there, the arrival of the Europeans, New Jersey's part in the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and events that happened during the 1800 and 1900s.

New York Facts: Lesson for Kids

53. New York Facts: Lesson for Kids

New York is a state full of history, national symbols and culture. Find out about where this state is located, important history of New York and what makes it a unique state in our great country!

History of New York: Lesson for Kids

54. History of New York: Lesson for Kids

New York was one of the 13 original English colonies that became one of the original states when America gained independence. Come learn about the history of New York, who lived there before it was an English colony, and some other neat facts about the history of this state.

North Carolina Facts: Lesson for Kids

55. North Carolina Facts: Lesson for Kids

North Carolina is a state filled with interesting attractions, different types of geography and lots of activities. Discover what makes this state unique!

History of North Carolina: Lesson for Kids

56. History of North Carolina: Lesson for Kids

North Carolina is a state in the southern United States and was one of the original colonies. This lesson will teach you about the history of North Carolina and how it became the state it is today.

North Dakota Facts: Lesson for Kids

57. North Dakota Facts: Lesson for Kids

While North Dakota might not be one of the most famous states in the U.S.A., it has a lot to be proud of. Come and learn about its history and unique qualities in this lesson.

Rhode Island Facts: Lesson for Kids

58. Rhode Island Facts: Lesson for Kids

Rhode Island is a small state in the United States. Come learn about Rhode Island, how big it is, where to find it on a map, what its capital is, and some other neat facts about this tiny state.

History of Rhode Island: Lesson for Kids

59. History of Rhode Island: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about the history of Rhode Island. We'll travel back in time and learn of the people who first settled on the land. We'll also learn about how the colonists and their land eventually became a part of the United States of America.

History of South Carolina: Lesson for Kids

60. History of South Carolina: Lesson for Kids

South Carolina has an eventful history, both early and current. Come and learn about its journey, from its early beginnings all the way up until recent events that have taken place during the 21st century.

South Dakota Facts: Lesson for Kids

61. South Dakota Facts: Lesson for Kids

South Dakota was the 40th state to become part of the United States. This lesson will teach you about South Dakota and interesting things to see in the state, like where you can find pictures made of corn and presidents carved in stone!

History of South Dakota: Lesson for Kids

62. History of South Dakota: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the history of South Dakota. You will learn how it was obtained by the U.S., about fighting with the Native Americans, major events throughout the history, and things it is most popular for today.

Utah Facts: Lesson for Kids

63. Utah Facts: Lesson for Kids

Utah is an outdoor lover's paradise! In this lesson, find out what makes Utah's terrain so special and delve into other interesting facts about this state!

History of Utah: Lesson for Kids

64. History of Utah: Lesson for Kids

Utah is in the western part of the United States. This lesson will teach you about the people who first lived in Utah, the settlers who moved in, when it became a state, and some other interesting facts about Utah's history.

Vermont Facts: Lesson for Kids

65. Vermont Facts: Lesson for Kids

Brrr! It is cold up here! Come learn about Vermont's freezing temperatures and its history, culture and state symbols. See if you can guess what ice cream company was founded here!

History of Vermont: Lesson for Kids

66. History of Vermont: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that there were some states that, at one time, declared themselves their own country? The state of Vermont is one of those states and this lesson will tell you all about the history of Vermont.

Virginia Facts: Lesson for Kids

67. Virginia Facts: Lesson for Kids

Welcome to Virginia! Learn about this geographically diverse state and Virginia's historical contribution to our nation as well as famous people who were born in Virginia.

History of Virginia: Lesson for Kids

68. History of Virginia: Lesson for Kids

As one of the oldest territories in the United States, Virginia has been a witness to many of the changes in America. In this lesson, you will learn about the important milestones in the history of Virginia.

Washington State Facts: Lesson for Kids

69. Washington State Facts: Lesson for Kids

Washington State is one of 50 states that make up the United States. Come learn about this state, how it got its name, where you can find it on a map, what its flag looks like, and some other cool facts about Washington.

History of Washington State: Lesson for Kids

70. History of Washington State: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about the journey of Washington State towards statehood and the tensions among several nations who wished to control the valuable territory.

West Virginia Facts: Lesson for Kids

71. West Virginia Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will explore many different facts about the state of West Virginia. Some things you will learn include how it became a state, its state symbols, and its most important places and events.

History of West Virginia: Lesson for Kids

72. History of West Virginia: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will detail a brief history of the state of West Virginia. We will talk about how it became a state, major events in West Virginia history, and some things it's famous for.

Wisconsin Facts: Lesson for Kids

73. Wisconsin Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn some important facts about the state of Wisconsin. You'll explore some of its history, state symbols, and a few things Wisconsin is famous for, such as its sports teams, people, lakes, and rivers.

History of Wisconsin: Lesson for Kids

74. History of Wisconsin: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will give a brief history of the state of Wisconsin. You will learn about the earliest settlers in the area, the effects of a variety of wars, and becoming part of the United States of America.

Wyoming Facts: Lesson for Kids

75. Wyoming Facts: Lesson for Kids

The great state of Wyoming is like no other state in our country! Majestic lands, fascinating animals, and unique places can all be found in this wonderful state. In this lesson, you will learn about these Wyoming topics and much more!

History of Wyoming: Lesson for Kids

76. History of Wyoming: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the history of Wyoming. You will learn about its geography and early inhabitants, its role in the Wild West, becoming a state, and some of its famous historical sites.

Idaho Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

77. Idaho Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

Have you ever been to Idaho? What do you know about Idaho? Come and learn about its history, geography, as well as some fun facts that make Idaho unique.

New Mexico Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

78. New Mexico Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment. In this lesson, travel back in time to discover interesting facts about this state's ancient people and its path to statehood.

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