There are many quality resources for Social Studies on the web, subscription databases, reference, books, journals and more. Check with your local school and or public librarian for local resources.

Trainers: If you are in need of a trainer or have questions, contact a trainer in your region. If you have questions about the resources on our pages or would like to see a resource added, contact Trish Henry, CBA trainer and WLMA webmaster

Online artifacts and stories for kids about WA

    Misc. (Most include lesson plans)

      Regional Print Sources 

      • Primary Source Collections in the Pacific Northwest by Nancy Bunker ( Greenwood 2005) covers all the museums and historical collections with details about their unique collections and access to online resources, if available. Nancy is a reference librarian at Whitworth College.

      • Washington State history classics as free e-books
      • Free Print Resources from the Washington State Historical Society.

        "History Lab To Go!: Free to ALL teachers until the end of the 2013 school year, History Lab To Go! is a full-color "traveling lab" experience. With explanations of the tools and concepts of historical inquiry as well as fun activities and visual investigations, this book also includes a CD-Rom of exciting software designed to help kids learn how to investigate the past. Email us your shipping address to request your copy."

        "Teaching the Tools of the History Trade: A special History Lab curriculum unit, "Tools" will help you introduce the wide range of historical evidence found in museums, archives and even our homes. Incorporating activities such as exhibit development, investigation techniques, and historical literacy, this print unit is available free by request."

        Go here: for more information about WSHS programs and materials.

      Digital Archives (images, maps)

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