Students should understand that recent events -- even if they seem insignificant at the time -- will be considered history to the next generation. This curriculum uses the "Today in Washington State History" list on HistoryLink.org to bring the relevance of everyday history into the classroom.
"Today in Washington State History" is a constant element of the HistoryLink.org homepage, updated daily so the listed timeline essays are tied to the current date. It is important for students to understand that all aspects of history are important. Each event, circumstance, or personal story has contributed in some manner to the development of the world; state and local government; educational, cultural, and social organizations; neighborhoods and communities; and families.
This curriculum was developed through a partnership between HistoryLink.org and Heritage 4Culture.