Texas - School-Age


Texas Flag Map

28th State (December 29, 1845), the southwest U.S.

State Abbreviation: TX

Capital: Austin

Origin of name: From a Native American word meaning friends.

Motto: Friendship; derived from the meaning of the word "Texas." Spanish settlers adopted the word "Tejas" from a Caddo Indian word meaning "ally" or "friendship."

Nickname: Lone Star State

Insect: Monarch Butterfly

Instrument:: Guitar

Large Mammal: Longhorn Cattle

Pepper: Jalapeno

Plant: Pear Cactus

Reptile: Horned Lizard

Seashell: Pear Cactuss

Plant: Lightning Whelk

Small Mammal: Armadillo

Song: Texas, Our Texas

Tree: Pecan


Things to Know

United States Senators from Texas.

Texas is the country's biggest producer of oil, cattle, sheep, minerals and cotton.

Major Rivers: Brazos River, Red River, Rio Grande (border between Texas and Mexico). The Rio Grande is the longest river in Texas at 1,257 miles long.

Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River

The Alamo

In San Antonio, Texas sits the ruins of an old Spanish mission. In the 1700's, Catholic prists lived atthe mission. By 1793, the mission was a fort known as the Alamo. Conflict developed between Mexico and the American settlers in Texas. A great battle took place there in 1836.

The Alamo
The Alamo

Famous People From Texas

Steven Fuller Austin founding father of Texas, Austinville,VA

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 1914-1956. Zaharias is recognized as the greatest woman athlete of the first half of the twentieth century.

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. president, Stonewall
Printable fact sheet on President Lyndon B. Johnson provides you with photos and personal information.

George W. Bush , 43rd President of the United States.
Printable fact sheet on President George W. Bush provides you with photos and personal information.

Armadillo Rodeo Book

Amadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett

Most armadillos are happy scratching sand and eating, but Bo longs for adventure. And adventure Bo gets, the day Harmony Jean breaks in her brand-new chili- pepper-red cowboy boots by the banks of Can Creek.

Armadillo Milk Carton Project

An armadillo project that you can make out of a small paper carton.

Draw an armadillo

Coloring Alphabet Traditional Armadillo

Cursive alphabet A armadillo

Armadillo Rodeo Color Page

Things to Do

Sites to See

Texas State Quarter
Read about the Massachusetts State Quarter and print out the color page.

Texas Hill Country Coloring Book

The Texas State Symbols Quiz
Read Texas facts and test your knowledge with the Texas Symbols Matching Game.


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