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Scavenger Hunt: "State to State" Worksheet

 

State to State

Borders define the states that we live in. This worksheet links with a website to help students identify boundaries of several states.

Click here for a printable version of the work sheet.
Click here for an answer key for the work sheet.
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Directions: What do you know about the map of the United States? Use the information you find at the Web resource provided to fill in the blanks in the sentences below.

Web Resource: Merriam-Webster's Atlas: United States
http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/nytmaps.pl?united_states



  1. The states of _____________________ and _____________________ do not share a border with any other states.

     

  2. a. _____________________________ borders the most other states.

    b. It borders _____________________________ states.

     

  3. Fourteen states border the _____________________________.

     

  4. _____________________________ states border Canada.

     

  5. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida all lie on the ______________________________________.

If you're looking for a bigger challenge, go to the U.S.Map at http://geography.about.com/library/blank/usa3.jpg. Print the map and label the states. (No peeking!)



Answer Key: State to State

 

 

  1. Hawaii and Alaska do not border any other states.
  2. a. Tennessee borders the most states.
    b. It borders eight other states (Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia).
  3. Fourteen states (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida) touch the Atlantic Ocean.
  4. Fourteen states (Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) border Canada.
  5. Five states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida) lie on the Gulf of Mexico.

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