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Mississippi Map Quiz/Printout

Mississippi Outline Map Printout
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Mississippi
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Mississippi Flag Printout/Quiz

Mississippi was the 20th state in the USA; it became a state on December 10, 1817 .

State Abbreviation - MS
State Capital - Jackson
Largest City - Jackson
Area - 48,434 square miles [Mississippi is the 32nd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 2,991,207 (as of 2013) [Mississippi is the 31st most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Mississippians
Major Industries - farming (cotton, corn, soybeans, rice), oil, textiles, electronic equipment, transprtation equipment, fishing

Major Rivers - Mississippi River, Big Black River, Pearl River, Yazoo River
Major Lakes - Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake, Grenada Lake
Highest Point - Woodall Mountain - 806 feet (245 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 82
Bordering States - Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee
Bordering Body of Water - Gulf of Mexico

Origin of the Name Mississippi - Mississippi is perhaps from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian words "mici zibi," which means "great river" or "gathering of waters"
State Nickname - Magnolia State
State Motto - "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms
State Song - Go Mis-sis-sip-pi

Mississippi State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

The official state flag of Mississippi was adopted in 1894, replacing the older Magnolia Flag (which had been adopted in 1861, after Mississippi seceded from the union). Today's Mississippi state flag has a small Confederate Battle Flag in the upper left corner (it is also called the "union square"). There are thirteen white stars on a St. Andrew's Cross, and horizontal blue, white and red stripes.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Mockingbird

State Game Bird

Wood duck

State Mammal



White-tailed deer

State Water Mammal



Bottlenosed dolphin

State Insect



Honeybee

State Shell



Oyster

State Fish

Largemouth bass

State Butterfly

Spicebush swallowtail

State Fossil

The prehistoric whale
Zygorhiza kochii

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Magnolia
(Magnolia grandiflora)

State Tree

Magnolia
(Magnolia grandiflora)

Earth Symbols:
State Stone

Petrified wood

State Soil

Natchez
(unofficial)

Miscellaneous Symbol:
State Beverage



Milk

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Mississippi: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Mississippi using the map on this quiz.
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Mississippi: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Mississippi to print.
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Mississippi: 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 the Mississippi River runs by it, that its capital is Jackson, or that its name starts with "M." Answer: Mississippi.
Mississippi

Mississippi: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Mississippi.
Answers


Mississippi's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Mississippi.
Flag of Mississippi

Mississippi's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Mississippi.


Your State:
Draw and Write

Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
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US State - Find Related Words

For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
find related words

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.
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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.
Geography report thumbnail

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.


US State
Printable Book

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.
Answers


USA Map: Where I Live

Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
writing prompt

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).
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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).
Find a word for each letter

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.
Tally marks

The Census

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.
Map

Census:
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.


US State Facts, Map and State Symbols
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California

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Delaware

District of Columbia

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South Dakota

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Washington

West Virginia

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Wyoming

Order and Dates of Statehood State Population Figures State Area Figures State Extremes and Records
US Postal Codes US Postal Codes Matching Guidelines for Writing a Report on a State US Geography


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