Washington State History

Grades 9-10
Valerie Otheim, Instructor

This class is full, contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

This two-semester class provides an overview of Washington State History with an emphasis on interdisciplinary activities including academic skills and pre-college/career planning. Weekly classes will include discussion and activities related to key concepts, events, places, and people presented in the textbook Washington: A State of Contrasts by Dale A Lambert and Dustin Clark (2009). At-home study guides will give students the opportunity to improve reading comprehension, increase vocabulary, practice note-taking methods, write short answer responses, and become familiar with geographic locations. Projects will include activities such as conducting a family history interview and researching a topic of interest related to geology, geography, demographic and cultural study, government, economic, business, recreation, fine arts, and college/career choices. Academic skills and precollege preparation will focus on multiple intelligence/learning style theory, developing time management and organizational skills, plus improving essay writing and test-taking strategies.

 Maximum Class Size: 12

Day and Time:  Mondays 11:20-12:35

Students should possess grade level reading and writing skills.  Please contact Valerie Otheim with any questions regarding placement. Student’s family must have reliable Internet service with email access and printer. Microsoft Office is also recommended.
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About the Textbook:home-book-color
Washington: A State of Contrasts (2009) provides an updated, chronological and comprehensive picture of Washington and is specifically designed to include an interdisciplinary approach.  It covers the major geologic events, geographic features, historical trends, demographic and cultural patterns, governmental organization, socioeconomic development, and recreational opportunities in Washington.  Textbook can be borrowed from instructor.

Tuition: $160 per semester

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