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Building Nature: Topics in the Environmental History of Seattle and Spokane
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This project shows how certain documents—business records, booster brochures, newspaper articles, city plans, engineering surveys and political campaign literature, to name a few—testify to the environmental history of urban places. The documents in this packet focus on trade, city boosters, urban design and planning.

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Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
Political Science
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University of Washington
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Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The Cold War and Red Scare in Washington State
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The most important part of this packet is Section VII, which contains roughly 50 documents—mostly drawn from primary sources—about the Cold War and Red Scare in Washington state. The other sections of this packet seek to place the documents in historical perspective and to offer some suggestions for how to use the documents in the classroom.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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University of Washington
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Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Evergreen State: Exploring the History of Washington's Forests
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This curriculum packet consists of information and primary documents related to the history of Washington's forests. These materials are intended to provide students with an opportunity to investigate attitudes toward and uses of this natural resource. Middle school students may find some of the documents to be challenging reading, but most of the documents could profitably be used in a middle school, high school, or university course about the history of the Pacific Northwest.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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University of Washington
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Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011
A History Bursting With Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State
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Washington is a mosaic made of different peoples coming together to create new lives in a new land. The Asian American experience is part of this mosaic. The documents that accompany this essay demonstrate how Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos came to Washington, struggled against discrimination, labored to earn their living, and created distinctive cultures and identities. These documents chronicle, in a small way, how some Asian immigrants became Asian Americans.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
University of Washington
Provider Set:
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011
A History of Treaties and Reservations on the Olympic Peninsula, 1855-1898
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The curriculum materials in this packet are intended to provide middle- and high-school teachers with the background and basic tools they need to develop and incorporate lessons about Indian-white relations in Washington into existing lessons about the history of the United States and Washington. This packet focuses on the treaty negotiations and the establishment of reservations on the Olympic Peninsula that took place in the last half of the 19th century, but it also provides a broad overview of how relations between Indian nations and the United States government evolved in the first hundred years of the nation's history.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Political Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of Washington
Provider Set:
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Indians and Europeans on the Northwest Coast, 1774–1812
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The materials in this packet allow teachers and students to explore the earliest recorded history of the Pacific Northwest. The packet consists of roughly 30 primary documents, along with supplemental materials to help place the primary sources in historical context. These materials document the range of interactions and relationships between Native and Non-Native peoples along the Northwest Coast in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
University of Washington
Provider Set:
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The Klondike Gold Rush
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The enclosed curriculum materials consist of a variety of original documents related to the Klondike gold rush and Seattle and a set of maps of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. These materials are intended to provide students with an opportunity to learn about and investigate a specific topic in Washington history: How the Klondike/Alaska gold rush played a role in Seattle's economic growth and its rise to a position of economic dominance among Northwest cities.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
University of Washington
Provider Set:
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011