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What do America’s first zoo, the Constitution, and a city that smells like chocolate have in common?
They’re all products of the Keystone State and this Pennsylvania state study is the perfect way to start learning about all of them!
We’ve had a ton of fun exploring the states in our Explore: USA series, but with the addition of Pennsylvania, we’ve got less than 15 to go!
Pennsylvania State Study
The state of Pennsylvania has played a huge role in a lot of our nation’s history.
It makes sense as it was the second state to join the union, meaning it’s been around for a while, and in those early days it was the political hub for this small but growing nation. In fact, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Gettysburg Address all came out of the state of Pennsylvania.
Within this state study, you’ll learn about some famous figures from the Keystone State, including the first African American to travel into space and the first woman to ever receive a pension from the military, as well as the state’s symbols, capital city, and more.
Just print it off and you’re ready to go!
As with all of our state studies, you can extend your study of Pennsylvania with the list of books that is included in the final pages. These books are also listed below with links to find them on Amazon.
Pennsylvania Books for Kids
The Mystery in Chocolate Town – Hershey, Pennsylvania by Carole Marsh
The Pennsylvania Colony by Kevin Cunningham
Pennsylvania Dutch Alphabet by Chet Williamson
K is for Keystone: A Pennsylvania Alphabet by Kristen Kane
William Penn: Founder of the Pennsylvania Colony Symbols by Bernadette L. Baczynski
Growing Up in Coal Country by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Now, buckle up road trippers! We’re heading north to the Keystone State!