Michigan became a state on January 26, 1837. It was the 26th state to join the United States. Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region of the USA. It is divided into two parts with an upper peninsula and a lower peninsula. The postal abbreviation for Michigan is MI. (3-page lesson)
Map of Michigan
Michigan is located in the northern part of the United States near the Great Lakes.
It is divided into two parts with upper and lower peninsulas.
It shares state borders with Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. It also shares an international border with Canada.
State Flag of Michigan
The flag of Michigan is dark blue with the state emblem in the center.
The state motto is: "If You Seek A Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You".