My State (United States)

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11664

Do you know why the United States of America is called the United States? It's because it's made up of states, and you live in one of them! Find out about your state's flower, bird, animal, and stuff!


United States

learning style
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Where do you live?

If you live in the United States of America, you live in a state.

Some other countries have states, too.

There are 50 states in the United States. All states share similar characteristics, but also have their own unique characteristics.

  • Where is your state located on the U.S. map below?

Show your parent or teacher where your state is. Tell your parent or teacher the name of your state.

If you do not know the name of your state, ask a parent or teacher to help you locate it on the map below:

state map of america

States can vary significantly in appearance. For example, if you take a trip to Nevada, you may come across the Nevada Desert. If you were to go to Alaska, you would see forests and mountains.

  • What does your state looks like? 
  • Are there lots of forests? 
  • Is there a desert? 
  • Are there mountains?

Think of some physical features your state has. Share what you know about your state with your parent or teacher.

Even though states can look different, they all have cities, towns, and streets.

  • Can you think of any famous towns or cities in your state?
  • Where are some popular places people visit in your state?

For example, if you live in Florida, you may find that many people visit Orlando to go to Disney World or Miami to relax on the beach.

Entrance to Disney World, Lake Buena Vista

Image by Gerard McGovern, via Wikimedia Commons, is licensed under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Discuss some famous places in your state with your parent or teacher. Then, explore more about your state in the Got It? section.

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