The Washington State Historical Society is a great resource for educators! Scroll through a variety of educator tools, below.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can help! Reach out to Museum Education Specialist Emily Gogerty-Northrip at emily.gogertynorthrip@wshs.wa.gov.

  • FIELD TRIPS

    Self-Guided Field Trips Now Available for 100 or Fewer Students

    Thank you so much for your interest in visiting the Washington State History Museum! We continue to follow public health guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to keep our staff and visitors safe.

    Details and booking
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  • HISTORY BOXES

    Want a great way to bring the museum into your classroom? Rent one of our History Boxes! We’re excited to announce Digital History Boxes, too, providing great content for educators and students, three-dimensional scans of real artifacts that your students can manipulate, and more!

    Rent a History Box
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  • CURRICULUM

    Looking for a lesson plan, a general overview of Washington State history, or ways to teach with objects? We’ve got it, and we’ll be adding more. Our curriculum has been a mainstay in classrooms across the state. Check out the recently updated REMEMBRANCE curriculum, the Women’s Suffrage units, and Cultivating Washington content. Stay tuned for additional updates and new curriculum units.

    Curriculum
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  • HISTORY DAY

    National History Day, hosted by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), is a dynamic program for students in grades 6-12. The program encourages participants to become historians, fostering research, analysis, and presentation skills. WSHS provides resources to help teachers and students exceed the standards applied to History Day. WSHS also presents a Teen Historian award each year.

    Learn more
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  • EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS

    Stay tuned for updates on the 2022 Full STEAM Ahead workshop!

    Workshops
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  • SEARCH OUR COLLECTIONS

    Our digital collections database puts thousands of items at your fingertips! Ephemera, artifacts, recordings, and more. It’s a terrific history research resource for educators and students alike.

    Search WSHS Collections
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  • VIRTUAL and ONLINE

    Bring our online offerings into your classroom. Many of our programs have been recorded and are uploaded to our YouTube channel. We also host free interactive online programs and offer online exhibits, virtual gallery tours, and digital history boxes. Check back often for new programs and events!

    Virtual and Online Learning
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