Mr. Donn: U.S. States and Regions
Mr. Donn’s enormous site has fabulous social studies resources for teachers and students. This section has dozens of lesson plan ideas that look at the states collectively, by region, or with a focus on an individual state. Maps, games, symbols, postcards, and other online resources offer support for classroom activities and student reports.
Librarians-in-training have created a page here for each of the 50 states and a page for Washington, D.C. In addition to brief information and basic statistics, each page also links to encyclopedia articles, interesting facts and famous people, and to other online resources that offer more extensive information. Charts on the main page offer comparative information and list the dates that each state entered the union.
FirstGov for Kids: State Websites
This alphabetical listing of links to state websites identifies sites designed specifically for kids and created by state governments. Content varies from state to state and usually includes state history, basic facts, maps, and geographical information.
Sperling’s Best Places
This site analyzes quality of life factors in 3,000 cities nationwide. City profiles include climate, cost of living, economy, crime, housing, education, health, and more. Choose two cities to see a side-by-side comparison of more than 100 categories.
National Park Service
Click on any state on this U.S. map to see a state map that identifies national parks, trails, monuments, and other protected areas. Link to each park or site and find historical, geographic, and other information.
Matching States and Capitals
Students practice matching states to their capitals in this simple point-and-click game.