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The State We're In: Washington (Chinese Translation)
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Seattle Public Schools OER Grant has produced Chinese translations of The State We're In for use in Middle School Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Programs. The State We’re In: Washington is an online and printed educational publication written by Jill Severn for the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund. Part of a larger Civic Education Project, this instructional resource establishes the link between public participation and effective government. Colorful graphs, historical photos and thought-provoking illustrations help to describe the basics of government, and the connection between a governing authority and culture and economy. Young readers and adults alike will gain a robust sense of past and present tribal governance and their relationship to state and local government in Washington. 

Subject:
Education
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Thad Williams
Date Added:
12/17/2019
The State We're In: Washington (Grades 3-5 Edition)
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This edition of The State We’re In: Washington is a civics/history textbook designed for elementary grades 3-5. It’s many colorful images, descriptive pictures and graphics not only enhance the text but demonstrate the ethnic and geographic diversity of our state. The book was produced by the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund and authored by Jill Severn.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Barbara Soots
Kari Tally
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/07/2020
The State We're In: Washington (Spanish Translation)
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Overview: Seattle Public Schools OER Grant has produced Spanish translations of The State We're In for use in Middle School Spanish Dual Language Immersion Programs. The State We’re In: Washington is an online and printed educational publication written by Jill Severn for the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund. Part of a larger Civic Education Project, this instructional resource establishes the link between public participation and effective government. Colorful graphs, historical photos and thought-provoking illustrations help to describe the basics of government, and the connection between a governing authority and culture and economy. Young readers and adults alike will gain a robust sense of past and present tribal governance and their relationship to state and local government in Washington. 

Subject:
Education
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Thad Williams
Date Added:
06/30/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 1: How the First People of Washington Governed Themselves
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.Well before Washington was a state, tribes lived and thrived (and continue to thrive) on the land in communities and worked together for their common good. Chapter 1 focuses on how the first people of Washington governed themselves. 

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Political Science
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Leslie Heffernan
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
10/12/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 2: The Design of Today's Democracy
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.

Chapter 2 of the State We're In: Washington explores the design of today's democracy. The resources here may be implemented separately or together to guide students toward a deeper understanding of the content therein and to develop important social studies skills.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Leslie Heffernan
Jerry Price
Ryan Theodoriches
Callie Birklid
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
08/05/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 4: 1900-2000: A Century of Change
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.

Chapter 4 focuses on the significant amount of change the state of Washington experienced from 1900 to 2000. The resources here may be implemented separately or together to guide students toward a deeper understanding of the content therein and to develop important social studies skills.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Leslie Heffernan
Ryan Theodoriches
Callie Birklid
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
08/05/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 5: Governing Washington Today
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.This chapter focuses on the concept that when governing Washington today there is a need for a complex understanding of the cultural, economical, political, environmental, and ecological needs of our state.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Callie Birklid
Date Added:
08/05/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 6: Tribal Governments Today
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.There are key ideals established in state and tribal constitutions that determine the functioning of government. Washington state maintains important relationships among sovereign states (international and tribal) through both political and economic agreements. Tribes, as sovereign nations, have independent economies with different government regulations separate from the United States and Washington state. The economic impacts of tribes has been measured and positively impacts the economy of Washington in many ways.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Leslie Heffernan
Date Added:
08/05/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 7: Local Government
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre. Chapter 7 focuses on local government: counties, cities, towns and special districts and their role, organization, duties and services they provide to communities.

Subject:
History
Political Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Melissa Webster
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
04/11/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 8: Civics and the Natural World
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.Chapter 8 focuses on the natural resources in the state of Washington including challenges the government faces when competing interests are at stake, as well as ways the state and individuals can have an impact on that future.

Subject:
U.S. History
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Amy Ripley
Date Added:
04/22/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 9: What's Next for Washington
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.Chapter 9 focuses on the future of the state of Washington including challenges its citizens will face and various ways the state and individuals can have an impact on that future.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Ryan Theodoriches
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Amy Ripley
Leslie Heffernan
Barbara Soots
Barbara Soots
Melissa Webster
Date Added:
04/03/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher's Guide Chapter 10: What Does It Take To Be A Good Citizen?
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This is a Teacher's Guide for The State We're In Washington: Your guide to state, tribal and local government. These quides are developed by members of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre.Chapter 10 focuses on the cultural, economic, political, environmental, and ecological ways in which people in Washington can become actively engaged citizens and make a difference in their communities. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Callie Birklid
Date Added:
08/05/2020