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This course meets the NW Studies Milestone for Graduation Requirements.

Learning Recommendations: None         

General Description: This is a state-required course for those who have not taken Northwest Studies in grades 7 or 8. Northwest Studies surveys the history, geography and economy of the Pacific Northwest, including Native American cultures and the development of Washington territory through statehood. Current issues are included.

Content:  The course uses primary and secondary documents to develop critical thinking skills. Units of study will include:

  • Geography and Geology of the Northwest
  • Expansion of the Northwest
  • Roads to Statehood
  • 20thCentury Northwest
  • Contemporary Northwest

Strategies: Students will learn through a variety of strategies that include, but are not limited to, research, presentations, document analysis, cooperative group projects, and non-fiction text readings and documentaries.

Homework: Homework as needed.