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19th Amendment Centennial - Women's Suffrage
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The Washington State Women's Commission is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. These two videos are intended for educational purposes and to spark discussion about the importance of voting - "A Seat at the Table; Women's Sacred Right to Vote" and "The Untold Stories of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement"

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
11/18/2019
3rd Grade History Unit: Geography & Cultures of North America
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The unit is focused on the examination of geography in terms of “place.” Students dive into inquiry to answer the compelling questions, “Where are we?” and “Who are we?” Through these two questions students will understand where they live and where people around the world live. Students will also dive into the term “culture” and define it through many characteristics. Students will examine and reflect upon their own culture and research different cultures of North America.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Central Valley School District
Author:
Leslie Heffernan
Morgen Larsen
Date Added:
06/15/2018
AP U.S. Government & Politics
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This course contains five projects that are organized around the following question: “What is the proper role of government in a democracy?” Each project involves political simulations through which students take on roles that help contextualize the content required by the new College Board course framework.

Founders' Intent
Elections
Supreme Court
Congress
Government in Action

Openly licensed PDF unit plans of all the above units are available at this Sprocket Lucas Education Research Platform (scroll to bottom of web page).

Alternately, educators may sign up for free access to the online AP U.S. Government and Politics course that includes additional instructional supports:
https://sprocket.lucasedresearch.org/users/sprocket_access

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lucas Education Research
Provider Set:
Sprocket
Author:
Knowledge in Action
University of Washington
Date Added:
09/11/2018
Atlas of the Pacific Northwest
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This 2018 edition is the first to be released in a digital, fully-interactive format, designed to highlight facets of the Pacific Northwest landscape with novel approaches to data presentation. Where previous editions of the atlas were designed to ask and answer questions, this atlas serves as a platform for the geographically curious to explore the region, providing as many critical questions as it does critical answers.

Beyond this page are maps of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Migration maps highlight human movement between the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the United States; a wildfire timeline chronicles the year-to-year spread of modern and historical fires; and the watershed guide abandons traditional political boundaries in favor of natural, hydrological borders. All data in the atlas were gathered from publically accessible sources, compiled using open-source software and coding libraries. This is an atlas designed to be open, responsive, and to satisfy the geographic curiosity of any and all interested.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Data Set
Author:
Institute for Natural Resources
Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Date Added:
10/30/2018
BlackPast.org - Online Reference Center Resources
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BlackPast.org provides free access to documents, transcripts, timelines, videos, and lesson suggestions. With over 6,000 pages of information, BlackPast.org is the single largest free and unrestricted resource on African American and African history on the Internet today. Through this knowledge, the site aims to promote greater understanding to generate constructive change in our society.This resource highlights teacher-developed lessons for using BlackPast.org in the classroom and links to different sections of the BlackPast.org website.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
World History
Social Science
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Date Added:
06/10/2020
COVID-19 & Health Equity, Grades 3-5
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The COVID-19 Pandemic is a clear example of how science and society are connected. This unit explores how different communities are differentially impacted by the virus through the lens of historical inequities in society. In the context of decisions their families make, students explore the basics of how the virus affects people, and design investigations to explore how it spreads from person to person, and what we can do to prevent that spread.

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Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Learning in Places
NextGen Science Storylines
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
09/16/2020
COVID-19 & Health Equity, High School Science
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This unit is designed to support students in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and the impacts of the pandemic on communities, especially communities of color. Specific learning targets are listed at the beginning of each lesson and highlight a core idea for the lesson, the science and engineering practice students will engage in, and the crosscutting concept students will use in the lesson. i

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Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
BSCS Science Learning
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
09/16/2020
Civics Course Resources
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In Washington, a stand-alone high school civics course is required by a new state law.

A statewide sub-committee of OSPI's Social Studies Cadre and Walter Parker, Professor of Social Studies Education, University of Washington, drafted this list of resources in hopes that it will be useful to schools needing to create such a course or update an existing course. It is a work-in-progress.

Subject:
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Walter Parker
Jerry Price
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
01/02/2020
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

View this activity online or register with iCivics (free) to download materials. Materials may be copied or transmitted for noncommercial purposes with proper attribution.

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
Cultivating Washington: The History of Our State's Food, Land, and People
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The Cultivating Washington curriculum is intended to be a go-to resource for Washington state middle school educators seeking student-centered instructional materials that make learning about the history of the Pacific Northwest more relevant and meaningful for students.In addition, it is a resource for agricultural education teachers, parents, and community members interested in helping students discover the history and development of agriculture in the state of Washington.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Agriculture
U.S. History
Social Science
Cultural Geography
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/02/2020
Densho: Japanese American Incarceration and Japanese Internment
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This free online course will give you the historical background, primary source materials, and instructional strategies you need to teach the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans in the secondary school classroom. Each learning activity in this online course is meant to give you a sense of the learning experience your students will have in your classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Densho Center
Date Added:
10/09/2017
DocsTeach
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Docs Teach is the online tool for teaching with documents, from the National Archives.
* Choose from thousands of primary sources for use in classroom activities.
* Find and use activities crafted by educators using documents from the National Archives.
* Create your own interactive learning activities.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Primary Source
Author:
United States. National Archives and Records Administration.
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Elections and Voting Teacher Resources
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It is important to educate future voters about the issues, processes, and impacts of voting in elections. These resources include links to lesson plans, videos, games, and printables to assist teachers K—12 to promote civic participation and voting.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Jerry Price
Zac Murphy
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/15/2020
Elections and Voting Teacher Resources - Updated Version
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 It is important to educate future voters about the issues, processes, and impacts of voting in elections. These resources include links to lesson plans, videos, games, and printables to assist teachers K—12 to promote civic participation and voting.

Subject:
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Date Added:
09/15/2020
The Fish Wars: What Kinds of Actions Can Lead to Justice
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This online lesson provides perspectives from Native American community members and their supporters, images, news footage, an interactive timeline, and other sources about an important campaign to secure the treaty rights and sovereignty of Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest. Scroll to begin an exploration of the actions Native Nations took to address injustices.

Subject:
History
Physical Geography
Social Science
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Native Knowledge 360
Date Added:
08/08/2018
Food & Culture of Pacific Northwest Natives
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This online lesson provides perspectives from Native American community members, images, objects, and other sources to help students and teachers understand the efforts of Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest to protect and sustain salmon, water, and homelands. Scroll to begin an exploration of the Pacific Northwest history and cultures.

Subject:
History
Social Science
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Native Knowledge 360
Date Added:
08/08/2018
Governing Washington Communities
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Local government has lots of layers. In this lesson, students learn that local government is a tool they can use for getting things done and finding out information. Students learn the structure and function of local government in Washington and how they can “harness the power” of local government to address issues of concern. This lesson’s activity is web-based so that students can explore their own local governments.

To access and assign the web activity, click here.

For student access without assigning the activity, here’s the link: https://www.icivics.org/node/2528357

Got a 1:1 classroom? Find fillable PDF versions of this lesson’s materials below. Registration with iCivics (free) required to download content.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Describe the structure and function of local government in Washington
Identify the level of local government that can address an issue
Explain the basics of public meetings
Use the internet to locate information about the layers of local government where they live

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
iCivics Inc.
Date Added:
12/11/2018