Washington State Web Sites by 4e7E02r

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									                   Washington State Web Sites
                             4th grade social studies


GENERAL RESOURCES:

http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/timeline.aspx
Washington Territorial Timeline - an appealing, user-friendly, historical timeline
generator, for the years 1580-1889.

http://www.wscss.org
The Washington Social Studies Home Page. This site has links for all social studies
areas and grade levels.

http://www.access.wa.gov/statefacts/index.aspx
Part of the state government web site. Access Washington provides a government
overview, history, geography, climate information and much more.

http://www.kcls.org/hh/localhistory.cfm?&printok=0
The King County Library System has many links to Washington state web sites in
these categories: biographies, government, history, explorers, native peoples, and
more.

http://www.washingtonhistory.org/wshm/education/history-day/links.htm
The Washington State History Museum provides a list of links to other museums
and history sites; useful for finding historical photos.

http://www.historylink.org/this_week/index.cfm
The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History includes a search engine,
teacher tools, study aids, and valuable links.



GEOGRAPHY:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
Has teacher-tested lesson plans divided by grade level, activities, atlas and more.

http://www.wscss.org/live_in_wa/wageog.html
The Geography section of the Washington State Social Studies web site has links
you might find helpful.

http://www.smartandsmarter.com/Washington/sites/sites.htm
This site has links specific to Washington state geography and history. The Places
of Interest links have wonderful pictures for student projects.
http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/washngtn.htm
Has an excellent, detailed map of Washington.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/washington

Find outline maps and other maps to print out for students.

http://www.experiencewashington.com/
Has beautiful photos of many places in Washington, which might be useful for
student projects.

http://www.olympic.national-park.com/info.htm
History, wildlife and forest information about Olympic National Park.


HISTORY:

      LEWIS AND CLARK:
      http://www.lewisandclark200.gov/edu/index.cfm
      Explore the variety of resources on this site to examine ways in which you
      can bring the travels of the Corps of Discovery directly into your classroom.
      Here, you can find materials to inspire your students to extend their learning
      through the information gained on Lewis and Clark's journey.

      http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/CorpsOfDiscovery/CorpsOfDiscovery
      Main.htm
      Provides information about the journey and the people, and includes
      activities to use with students.


      NATIVE AMERICANS:
      http://www.wellpinit.wednet.edu/spokan/spokan.php
      The Spokane Tribe of Indians home page.

      http://www.umatilla.nsn.us/history.html
      History and culture of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Indians.


      MISSIONARIES:
      http://www.nps.gov/whmi/newsite/whitmans.htm
      Learn about the Whitmans and other missionaries in Washington Territory.

      FUR TRADERS:
      http://www.nps.gov/whmi/press/hbc.htm
      The Company of Adventurers: The Story of the Hudson’s Bay Company has
      detailed information.
       OREGON TRAIL AND PIONEERS:
       http://www.isu.edu/%7Etrinmich/Oregontrail.html
       This comprehensive web site was created by teachers who made an
       award-winning documentary film for PBS called The Oregon Trail.

       http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/FRONTIER/Local/
       Northwest of the West: the Frontier Experience on the Northwest Coast




       EARLY STATEHOOD:
       http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/
       View city, county and state maps from 1895.

       http://www.ghosttownsusa.com/welnewa.htm
       Photos and information about early mining in northeastern Washington –
       created by two historians in Winthrop.




GOVERNMENT and CIVICS:
http://www.leg.wa.gov/common/kids/default.htm
This site is specifically for kids to learn about Washington state government. It has
many links to other state departments.

http://pbskids.org/democracy/educators/index.html
Activities and lesson plans at this site are included to help students understand the
structure and duties of local, state and federal government.

http://www1.leg.wa.gov/OutsideTheLegislature/WashingtonStateInfo/electedofficial
s.htm
A list Washington statewide elected positions and their job descriptions.
ECONOMICS:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/newsforkids/raisedinwash/aquaculture.html
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/newsforkids/farming/index.html
These links have agricultural and exporting information, written by the Seattle-Post
Intelligencer. The graphics are eye-appealing and the text is easy to read.


http://www.experiencewashington.com/industry/
This has stats, articles and photos showing how tourism impacts Washington’s
economy.

http://www.historylink.org/t-tac/unit_12_PNW_Logging_Industry.htm
Use the links in this unit (created by Kelly Plowman at Valley View Elementary
School, SeaTac) for teaching about the logging industry and it’s connection to the
Pacific Rim.

http://www.apl.com/boomerangbox

Using this web site, you can track the Boomerang Box, a large container that carries
cargo around the world by ship, train and truck. You can discover which countries
send many of the clothes you wear, the products you use and the foods you eat. You
may also hear from people in fascinating and unusual jobs. - from Kent School
District.

								
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