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  Welcome To The Education Resource!

March 2014

HistoryLink Elementary Now Available for Educators and Students

At long last! Because HistoryLink.org, the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, is written at a somewhat higher reading level than most elementary students are at, we have not been able to fully reach this important audience. Now, with the help of 4Culture, we have launched HistoryLink Elementary.

HistoryLink Elementary is a suite of essays written for students in third and fourth grade who are studying Washington State History and for all beginning readers who want to learn more about Washington. The selected essays focus on important people, places, and events in Washington history, and align with themes or topics addressed in elementary school textbooks. Each essay is based on an existing HistoryLink essay or essays. Curricular materials -- aligned with state academic standards -- have been prepared for each essay and additional resources have been identified and listed.

All the HistoryLink Elementary essays are included both in the HistoryLink's People's Histories library and also here on the Education Page. The set of HistoryLink Elementary essays, along with curricular materials, can be found in the right hand navigational column under "For Educators" and the essays, along with individual vocabulary lists, are also located under the "For Students" category.

The following themes or topics are included in HistoryLink Elementary:

  1. Chief Seattle
  2. Horses Change Life on Columbia Plateau
  3. How Land in Washington Was Formed
  4. Kennewick Man
  5. Legends from Washington Tribes
  6. Makah Whaling
  7. Marmes Rockshelter
  8. Mount St. Helens
  9. Olmsted Parks
  10. Prehistoric Animals
  11. Prehistoric Tools
  12. Princess Angeline
  13. Seattle's Great Fire
  14. Transportation on Lake Washington

Image:Children looking through window of Magnolia Branch Library, Seattle, 1943. Courtesy Museum of History & Industry.

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