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Comparing Constitutions (WA)
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How does Washington’s state constitution compare and contrast with the U.S. Constitution? In this lesson, students will find out! Guide your class through some basic similarities and differences as well as side-by-side text analysis with this lesson’s integrated reading/activity format.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Determine how the Washington State Constitution complements the federal structure of government in the United States
Compare the state government established by the Washington Constitution with the federal government defined in the U.S. Constitution
Compare and contrast rights protected by the Washington and U.S. Constitutions
Compare and contrast methods for amending the Washington and U.S. Constitutions

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Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
iCivics Inc.
Date Added:
12/11/2018
The Constitution and Government of Washington State
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An integrated language arts and social studies unit designed to develop student’s literacy skills while giving them an understanding of the general purpose of government, the structure and processes of Washington’s state government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The unit culminates with an optional mock legislature simulation that has students write and argue for a bill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Ryan Theodoriches
Date Added:
12/05/2017
The State We're In: Washington
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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.

Teacher guides to accompany this resource as well as translated versions are available on the OER Commons Washington Hub.

Subject:
Education
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund
Author:
Jill Severn
League of Women Voters of Washington
Date Added:
01/01/2014
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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 (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. 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. 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