Central Valley School District

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Causes of the American Revolution

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This kit provides teachers and other educators with the materials and guidance to help fourth grade students understand the reasons that the British colonists elected to declare their independence from King George III between the years 1763-1776. As a part of these lessons students will be encouraged to consider the intent and impact of media documents from a variety of points of view including those of the colonists, King George, patriots, loyalists, slaves and Native Americans.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan, Primary Source, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Authors: Amy Eckley, Andrea Volckmar, Chris Sperry, Karen Griffin, Lynn VanDeWeert, Rachel Coates, Sox Sperry, Whitney Bong

Washington Quality Review Rubric for Social Studies Lessons and Units (EQuIP format)

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Use this tool to assess and further develop social studies lessons and units for: • Overall quality • Alignment to Washington State K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards • Alignment to Washington State ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies Standards • Integration of curriculum with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Barbara Soots

Washington State History, Unit 1, 4th Grade

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Unit 1: Exploring the Pacific Northwest Prior to Statehood This unit of study is comprised of four modules that are designed to help students deeply know and understand content while practicing essential reading, writing, and communication skills. Module 1. Geography and Tribal Sovereignty Module 2. Spokane Tribal History Module 3. Fur Trappers and Explorers Module 4. Westward Expansion

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Data Set, Diagram/Illustration, Game, Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Module, Primary Source, Reading, Simulation, Student Guide, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Authors: Leslie Heffernan, Morgen Larsen

Territory and Treaty Making: A study of Tribes, Westward Expansion, and Conflict

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This unit is focused on the examination of a single topic, in this case, the Native Americans of the inland Northwest and conflict that arose when other non-native people started to settle in the northwest, and to specifically address the native populations that lived in the inland northwest. The materials were created to be one coherent arc of instruction focused on one topic. The module was designed to include teaching notes that signal the kind of planning and thinking such instruction requires: close reading with complex text, and specific instructional strategies or protocols are described that support students’ reading and writing with evidence are described in enough detail to make it very clear what is required of students and how to support students in doing this rigorous work. Materials include summative assessment of content and process, central texts, key resources, and protocols that support and facilitate student learning.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Leslie Heffernan