US States

Contributor: Alison Weiss. Lesson ID: 10847

What is the state of your knowledge of the 50 U.S. states? Where are they? Do they all touch? Learn a memory song, play online games, and learn the names and locations of all the states!


Social Studies

Social Studies
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Can you name all the states on this map?

map of United States of America

There are 50 States that make up the United States, but on this map you can see 48.

This map shows a picture of the Continental United States, or Contiguous United States; that means the states are next to one another, and their borders are touching.

The 48 states shown here are:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine


The two states that are not in the Continental U.S. are Alaska and Hawaii.

Watch this Memorize the 50 states song. The easy and fast way to learn the 50 states for kids and adults. video (below). Watch it as many times as you can so you can remember the states! It might help to memorize the states in each region first:


Test your knowledge of the location of the states and learn more about them with this interactive United States Map, from Owl and Mouse, then move along to the Got It? section for some more practice!

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