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I’ve made these Illinois coloring pages for you - whoever you are, a teacher sharing about Illinois with students, a grown up who’s dreaming of a Idaho vacation, a kid who’s excited to study Illinois - use these as much and as often as you’d like
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Archaeologists aren’t sure exactly when the first people arrived in what’s now Illinois. But archaeologists have uncovered ancient spear points and tools suggesting that humans lived here at least 10,000 years ago. Illinois’ first-known Native American tribes, which include the Miami and the Illiniwek (also known as the Illinois), lived on the land thousands of years later.
The first Europeans to reach the area were French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, who arrived in 1673. In 1717 Illinois became part of the Louisiana territory, a French colony. But in 1763 at the end of the French and Indian War, the French ceded, or gave up, the region to Britain. After the American Revolution, Illinois became a U.S. territory, and in 1818 it was declared the 21st state.
During the Civil War (1861-1865) Illinois hosted no major battles, but more than 250,000 troops from Illinois fought for the Union.
Disaster struck in 1871 when a huge fire swept through Chicago, Illinois. But the reconstruction that followed the Great Chicago Fire made Chicago into a modern city that contained the world’s first skyscrapers. READ MORE ILLINOIS FACTS FROM NAT GEO
Illinois Facts Activity Sheet
—The state’s official snack food is popcorn, which can be served Chicago-style—that’s a mixture of cheese-covered and caramel-covered popcorn!
—Famous folks from Illinois include Hillary Clinton, U.S. representative and civil rights activist Carol Moseley Braun, First Lady Michelle Obama, and women’s rights activist Betty Friedan. READ MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS HERE
Illinois FACTS - A Free Printable Illinois Activity Sheet
Much of Illinois’s land is flat, with irregular plains in the western, northern, and southern sections. This area once constituted a vast tallgrass prairie, virtually all of which was converted to farmland or urban sprawl. The unglaciated southernmost part of the state is in many ways out of character with the rest of Illinois. Shawnee National Forest, the only large tract of federally administered land in Illinois, covers a great part of this region. Southern Illinois consists of gently sloping, open hills. Rolling hills in the northwestern corner include the state’s highest point, Charles Mound, which is 1,235 feet (376 metres) above sea level. The statewide average elevation is about 600 feet (180 metres). READ MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS HERE
Illinois With Doodles
This page is an outline of the state of Illinois with doodles inside. I think this will be so fun to color and I hope you enjoy it with your friends! To print this Illinois coloring sheet, use the button just below the image.
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Illinois is the 6th most populous and the 25th most extensive of the 50 states of the United States. It lies in the Midwestern region of the United States. The state attained statehood on December 3, 1818, becoming the 21st state to join the union. On December 3, 2018, the state celebrated its 200 years of statehood. Its six bordering states are Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan(water boundary). See the full list of the 50 states and their borders here. Illinois (nicknamed: the Prairie State) has 102 counties. The state’s capital is Springfield. The postal abbreviation for Illinois is IL. With these 57 interesting facts about Illinois, let us learn more about its geography, history, people, economy and more. READ MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS
Illinois- Classic Stevie Doodle
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Willis Tower (renamed Willis Tower in 2009), formerly known as Sears Tower, is a 110 story building in Chicago, Illinois. The tower is 1450 feet high. At the time of its completion in 1973, it held the record for the world’s tallest building after surpassing the One World Trade Centre Towers in New York. The Willis Tower is now the second-tallest building in North America. From its Skydeck, you can see four states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. 
In 2016, Illinois was 6th among the top ten agricultural producing states in terms of cash receipts. California (1st), Iowa (2nd), Nebraska (3rd), Texas (4th) and Minnesota (5th).
The state’s capital (Springfield) was the birthplace of the wandering poet Vachel Lindsay in 1879, famous for the poem “the Congo”. He is considered to be the founder of modern singing poetry, in which verses should be sung, or at the very least chanted. READ MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS HERE
Illinois is home to the world’s largest bottle of catsup.
Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th amendment to abolish slavery.
Illinois had two other state capitals before Springfield, Kaskaskia and Vandalia.
Only two buildings survived the great Chicago fire, the Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station.
Ronald Reagan’s famous childhood home is in Dixon, IL, but his birthplace is Tampico.
The Ice Cream Sundae originated in Evanston, IL.
The Chicago Post Office at 433 West Van Buren is the only postal facility in the world you can drive a car through.
The Nabisco factory in Chicago is the world’s largest bakery in the world at 1,800,000 square feet!
Elzie Crisler Segar, the creator of Popeye the Sailorman cartoon, was born in Chester, Illinois.
Illinois generates more nuclear power than any other state.