These state unit studies are designed to help children learn the geography of the United States and learn factual information about every state. These studies are great for children in the public and private education system as well as homeschooled children.
Print the United States Map and color each state as you study it. Keep map at the front of your notebook for use with each state.
Print the State Information Sheet and fill in the information as you find it.
Print the South Dakota State Outline Map and fill in the state capital, large cities and state attractions that you find.
Answer the following questions on lined paper in complete sentences.
- State Capital What is the capital?
- State Flag What surrounds the state seal on the flag?
- State Flower What is this flower also known as?
- State Fish What is the state fish? (I've caught this fish in South Dakota.)
- State Bird What two things is this bird known for?
- State Tree What characterizes this tree?
- State Insect When was the state insect adopted?
- State Animal This animal is found all over the state, but where is it found most?
- State Song Who wrote the state song?
- State Fossil What did this dinosaur use it's horn for?
- State Mineral What is this mineral used for?
- State Seal What does the seal serve as a symbol of?
- State Motto What is the state motto?
- State Slogan What is the state slogan and what does it refer to?
- State Greeting What is the state greeting and what does it mean?
- State Gemstone Where was this gemstone discovered?
- State Jewelry What three colors gold is found in this jewelry?
South Dakota Printable Pages - Learn more about South Dakota with these printable worksheets and coloring pages.
South Dakota State Symbols Quiz How much do you remember?
South Dakota Word Search - Find the South Dakota State Symbols.
Fun in the Kitchen - Kuchen is the South Dakota State Dessert. My grandmother made the best kuchen. She made many different kinds, like apple, apricot, rhubarb and sugar. I loved the sugar kuchen the best.
Did You Know... Scroll down the page to find the "Did You Know" section. List two South Dakota facts that you find interesting.
More South Dakota History - Here's a more thorough history of South Dakota.
Bear Country U.S.A. - Take this virtual tour of Bear Country U.S.A.
Sue at the Field Museum - Sue is the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex. Learn all about it, make a flip book, and do a Rex-cross.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - The Memorial Society is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Ingalls-Wilder heritages.
Mount Rushmore - What four presidents are on Mount Rushmore?
Black Hills National Forest - Learn about Black Hills, South Dakota.
Custer State Park - Read about the Buffalo Roundup and watch video clips of an actual roundup.
South Dakota Quiz - How much do you know?
Odd South Dakota Law: It was illegal for an 80 year old woman to stop in the street to talk to a young married man.
Introducing the email course 'Our 50 Great States'! From Delaware to Hawaii, learn about all 50 states in the order they were admitted to the Union. At the end of 25 weeks (2 states per week), you'll have a United States Notebook filled with information about each state; and, if you're up for the challenge, you will try recipes from all 50 states. Will you join me on the journey?