Washington State History: State We're In: Washington (Middle School Text)

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.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Authors: Jill Severn, League of Women Voters of Washington

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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Module, Primary Source, Reading, Student Guide

Authors: Melissa Webster, OSPI Social Studies, Kari Tally, Jerry Price, Washington OSPI OER Project, Barbara Soots

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.

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Barbara Soots, Leslie Heffernan, Ryan Theodoriches, Callie Birklid, Jerry Price, Washington OSPI OER Project

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.

Material Type: Lesson, Unit of Study

Authors: Barbara Soots, Leslie Heffernan, Jerry Price, Ryan Theodoriches, Callie Birklid, Jerry Price, Washington OSPI OER Project

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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. 

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Thad Williams

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.

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Barbara Soots, Washington OSPI OER Project, Jerry Price, Amy Ripley

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.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

Authors: Ryan Theodoriches, Jerry Price, Washington OSPI OER Project, Amy Ripley, Leslie Heffernan, Barbara Soots, Barbara Soots, Melissa Webster

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. 

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Thad Williams

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. 

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Barbara Soots, Jerry Price, Washington OSPI OER Project, Callie Birklid

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.

Material Type: Lesson, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Barbara Soots, Jerry Price, Washington OSPI OER Project, Leslie Heffernan

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.

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan

Authors: Barbara Soots, Jerry Price, Washington OSPI OER Project, Callie Birklid

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. 

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

Authors: Barbara Soots, Jerry Price, Leslie Heffernan, Washington OSPI OER Project