Author:
Barbara Soots, Washington OSPI OER Project, Jerry Price
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Career and Technical Education, Agriculture, U.S. History, Social Science, Cultural Geography, Economics, Political Science
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Middle School, High School
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  • Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State History
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    Education Standards

    Cultivating Washington: The History of Our State's Food, Land, and People

    Cultivating Washington: The History of Our State's Food, Land, and People

    Overview

    The Cultivating Washington curriculum is intended to be a go-to resource for Washington state middle school educators seeking student-centered instructional materials that make learning about the history of the Pacific Northwest more relevant and meaningful for students.

    In addition, it is a resource for agricultural education teachers, parents, and community members interested in helping students discover the history and development of agriculture in the state of Washington.

    Overview

    Teacher Best Practice Guide

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    Start here to make it easy to teach Cultivating Washington materials in your classroom! This resource will open in a new web browser window, and provide an overview of: 

    • lesson design and flow
    •  ideas for lesson adaptation
    • details about supporting curriculum materials

     

    Curriculum Overview File

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    This three page document provides a high level look at the curriculum package including information on objectives, approach, themes, format, and flow of the lessons. 

    The Cultivating Washington curriculum is intended to be a go-to resource for Washington state middle school educators seeking student-centered instructional materials that make learning about the history of the Pacific Northwest more relevant and meaningful for students.

    In addition, it is a resource for agricultural education teachers, parents, and community members interested in helping students discover the history and development of agriculture in the state of Washington.

    Cultivating WA sections

    Objectives

    Cultivating Washington’s objectives are to:

    • Build connection to and pride in the food, land, and people of Washington state
    • Celebrate the diversity of the land, people, and agriculture in Washington
    • Nurture curiosity in students to better understand the world around them

    Components

    The Cultivating Washington curriculum is composed of:

    • Teacher resources that will help with planning, preparation, and successful instruction
    • Four lessons focusing on different time periods in Washington state with supporting materials

    Stories from 1840 - Different Worldviews

    Download the lesson plan, activity sheet packet, and PowerPoint for your use in the classroom. 

     

    As a result of this lesson, students will make discoveries about Washington in 1840, connect to the people of 1840, and create projects that bring to life the issues and challenges of 1840.

    Stories from 1840 - Different Worldviews

    The video is linked in the PowerPoint presentation for easy use through Vimeo. If your school blocks Vimeo, download the video file to share with your students as part of the interest approach for the lesson. 

    Stories from 1900 - Tremendous Change Powered by Technology and Ideas

    Download the lesson plan, activity sheet packet, and PowerPoint for your use in the classroom. 

     

    As a result of this lesson, students will make discoveries about Washington in 1900, connect to the people of 1900, and create projects that bring to life the issues and challenges of 1900.

     

    Stories from 1900 - Tremendous Change Powered by Technology and Ideas

    The video is linked in the PowerPoint presentation for easy use through Vimeo. If your school blocks Vimeo, download the video file to share with your students as part of the interest approach for the lesson.

    Stories from 1950 - World Events Reshape Society

    Download the lesson plan, activity sheet packet, and PowerPoint for your use in the classroom. 

     

    As a result of this lesson, students will make discoveries about Washington in 1950, connect to the people of 1950, and create projects that bring to life the issues and challenges of 1950.

     

    Stories from 1950 - World Events Reshape Society

    The video is linked in the PowerPoint presentation for easy use through Vimeo. If your school blocks Vimeo, download the video file to share with your students as part of the interest approach for the lesson

    Your Story in 2020- How to Feed a Growing Planet with Less Impact

    Download the lesson plan, activity sheet packet, and PowerPoint for your use in the classroom. 

     

    As a result of this lesson, students will make discoveries about Washington today, connect to the people with different perspectives, and create projects that bring to life the issues and challenges that our society faces.

     

    Your Story in 2020 - How to Feed a Growing Planet with Less Impact

    The video is linked in the PowerPoint presentation for easy use through Vimeo. If your school blocks Vimeo, download the video file to share with your students as part of the interest approach for the lesson

    Attribution and License

    Attribution

    This resource was developed by Vivayic, Inc. for the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Cultivating Washington Ag History Project. Video production was conducted by Wahoo Films.

    Thank you to the following groups who contributed to planning, development, and material review:

    • Washington agriculture and history teachers
    • HistoryLink.org
    • Washington State Historical Society
    • Dr. Richard Scheuerman, Historian

    The Washington Social Studies Learning Standards by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

    License

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    Except where otherwise noted, Cultivating Washington, copyright Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, is available under a Creative Commons Attribution License. All logos, trademarks, and video are property of their respective owners. Sections used under fair use doctrine (17 U.S.C. § 107) are marked.

    This resource may contain links to websites operated by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute or imply any endorsement or monitoring by OSPI. 

    If lessons in this work are adapted, note the substantive changes and re-title, removing any Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction logos. Provide the following attribution:

    “This resource was adapted from original materials developed for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The original version of this document may be freely accessed here.”

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