Geography: Pacific Coast Region
These sites are about states along the Pacific Coast including California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. There is also information about the Western states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. Learn about each state’s history, state symbols, and famous people. Includes maps and many photographs. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Western region of the United States.
ThinkQuest: Pacific West States
Learn about states from the Pacific Coast and then take a quiz. To learn more about Western states, click on "Mountain West."
Maps: Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim
Scroll down to see maps showing Alaska and Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean. NOTE: This is a business site with many external links, so teachers should be wary about letting students navigate this site on their own.
The Official U.S. Time
Use this map to see the different time zones in the United States.
Enchanted Learning: U.S. State Facts
Click on the West Pacific Coast state names that you want to study for information about their flags, animals, plants, and more. Includes printable pages and quizzes.
PBS: The West
Click on a state name to view maps of each area. There are then links to specific places within each state.
Click on one of the Western states or choose a name from the dropdown box to read short summaries.
ThinkQuest: Venture into Hawaii's Coral Reef
This student-created site has information and photographs about Hawaii's coral reef. Click on "Media Gallery" to watch video clips. Go to "Discovery Room" for puzzles and games.
State of Wyoming: Kid's Page
View photographs and read about Wyoming's flag, seal, flower, bird and other state's symbols.
Montana is for Kids!
This is a fun site for kids to learn more about the history of Montana, the state's plants and animals, and more. Includes games and photographs.
Washington: State Facts
Explore these links to learn more about the state.
State of Colorado
Learn about the symbols of the Centennial State.
Oregon Blue Book
This site for kids has information and photographs of the state symbols.
Utah History for Kids
Explore this site to learn more about Utah's state symbols. The links on the left lead to a timeline, information about Utah's geography, and a list of famous Utahns.
Enchanted Learning: About Hawaii
Here are facts about Hawaii including maps, printouts, and state symbols.
California State Symbols
View photographs and read about California's state symbols.
CIA World Factbook: Pacific Ocean
This is a listing of facts about the Pacific Ocean. Includes a map.
Students gathered and wrote these facts about Western states.
Geography: Western Region of the United States
These sites focus on the states in the West. Learn more about the history, land, economy, industries, and animals of this region. There are many photographs plus statistics that can be graphed. The following states are included: Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. There are also links to eThemes Resources on the Midwest, South and Northeast.
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