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.
Some of WSHS’s former curriculum modules are being updated and will be reposted soon. To accommodate teachers and students who have been using those units for some time, a limited number of lesson plans are available for download in the Lesson Plans section of this page (scroll down).
For additional resources, we encourage you to check out the archives for the WSHS quarterly history journal, Columbia Magazine. You’ll find excellent articles associated with topics in our curriculum modules (e.g. Lewis and Clark, women’s suffrage, Chief Leschi, railroads).
For more information, contact the Education Department.
This exhibition is an updated version of a project created in association with the Tacoma Civil Rights Project. It is written for middle school-aged readers, but is appropriate for many different audiences.
Developed to acknowledge the National Women’s Suffrage Centennial, this panel exhibition explores women fighting for and winning the right to vote in Washington State. Follow the link to request the printable exhibition for download.
In this section, you will find the stories of Washington and its connections to the world. Offerings range from complete curriculum units to individual lesson plans and student activities. Curriculum units provide both background materials on specific historical subjects and standards-based projects and assessments.
Browse the current selection of units below.