General Description: This is a state graduation requirement for those who have not taken Northwest Studies in 7th or 8th grade or if transferring who have not completed their state history in 7th grade or later.

Content: Northwest Studies is a course that surveys the history, geography and economy of the Pacific Northwest, including Native American cultures and the development of Washington territory through statehood. Current issues, including trade with Pacific Rim nations are included.


  • Reading and exploration
  • Lecture
  • Presentations
  • Activities
  • Film