Arkansas - School-Age

Arkansas

Arkansas Flag Map

25th State (June 15, 1836), deep south U.S.

State Abbreviation: AR

Capital: Little Rock

Origin of name: From the Quapaw word meaning "south wind."

Motto: Regnat Populus (The People Rule)

Nickname: The Natural State

Arkansas State Symbols

Arkansas: State Seal

Beverage: Milk

Bird: Mockingbird

Dance: Square Dance

Flower: Apple Blossom

Fruit and Vegetable: South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

Gemstone: Diamond

Arkansas State Symbols

Insect: Honeybee

Instrument: Fiddle (A violin when used in folk music.)

Mammal: White-tail Deer

Mineral: Quartz Crystal

Rock: Bauxite

State Songs: 4 - Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me), Oh, Arkansas, Arkansas, The Arkansas Traveler

Tree: Pine

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Things to Know

Arkansas changed its nickname from "Land of Opportunity" to "The Natural State" in 1995 to promote tourism. Arkansashas vast wilderness: mountains, forests, valleys, lakes, streams, wetlands, and wildlife.

Arkansas was part of the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase.

United States Senators from Arkansas.

Near Murfreesboro is the Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined.

Famous Arkansans

William Jefferson Clinton (1946- ), 42nd President of the U.S.
Printable fact sheet on William Jefferson Clinton provides you with photos and personal information.

Things to Do

Brainstorm
List as many words and phrases as you can that include the word diamond. For example: Baseball Diamond and Diamond Mine.

Arkansas State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.

Arkansas Activity Book(pdf)
Coloring book of Arkansas' State Smbols

Sites to See

Fasinating Facts - Facts about Arkansas Geography

Civil Rights - The Little Rock Nine

See Inside a Diamond
In this interactive feature, try your hand at using quarks and electrons to fashion an atom of carbon -- the stuff that diamonds are made of -- then have a close look at a diamond crystal.

Ozart Mountains
An area of low mountains in northwestern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma.


The Ozarks from the Buffalo National
River, Newton County, Arkansas

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