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Washington State History

Washington State History
Dear Students and Parents,
This is an unprecedented time for all of us and all of my students are heavy on my heart.  My hope is that everyone is doing well.  Please know that I am posting a weekly document in Google Classroom (learning packet) that outlines the assignments for the week and Zoom meeting links.  Assignments are due at the end of each unit which gives students approximately 2 weeks to complete their work and time to reach out for help if they need it.  History assignments have been modified to 2 to 3 assignments per week and should not take more than 20 minutes to complete.  
Please reach out to me if you have questions or need help.  Parents if you need support in your new role as a homeschooling parent, please reach out and I will be there for you also.
ATTENTION:  Zoom meetings have been moved to TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS at 11:00 am.  (Links to the meeting are in the weekly learning packets.)
Most Sincerely,
Mrs. Roxanne Wickward
Resources are also posted on Google classroom for the students. 
UNIT 1 - Physical & Political Geography

Students examined the physical and political geography of Washington State.

Emphasis was on the 5 Geographic Regions.  Students also learned about the Rain Shadow Effect and Climate vs. Weather.  


UNIT 2 -  Native Americans of Washington (Coastal and Plateau )

 Students learned about the lifestyle and culture of the Coastal and Plateau tribes of Washington.  They were able to contrast and compare the two. The Native American unit is ongoing, as it is threaded throughout the units to follow.


UNIT 3 - Explorers and Fur Traders
 Students learned about the explorers that came to the PNW by land and by sea.  Heavy emphasis was placed on the Lewis and Clark expedition.  Students also learned about the four fur companies that were active in our region and the impact they had, both positive and negative.  Lastly, students examined the impact the War of 1812 had on our region.   
UNIT 4 - Early Settlers (Oregon Trail), Early Missionaries (Whitman Mission), and Conflict over Land
We had just started this unit.  
                                  * You can Dig Deeper into the Oregon Trail -  (Create your Wondering List and Dig Deeper using your Fab 4 Strategies and Share out with me, however you wish - be creative)
                                 * You can Dig Deeper into the Sager Seven Story (Oregon Trail to Whitman Mission)

 * You can Dig Deeper into the concerns the Native Americans had during this time period.

                                 * You can Dig Deeper into the Whitman Mission ( This is where we left off...)
This unit was not completed.  
This week:
We are examining the challenges and diseases that the pioneers encountered.
We have student teacher from EWU  joining our classroom until the end of the school year.  Mr. Craig Flowers has been observing our classroom and recently started to co-teach.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Roxanne Wickward 
(Please note: the student must meet standard receive credit for this course, which is a requirement for a school diploma.)