||Welcome To The New Education Resource!
This Week We Feature Local History Museums
Lucky for state educators, parents, and students, Washington museums and historical societies continue to develop exceptional heritage educational programs. Last week, the HistoryLink.org Education team made a presentation to the Washington State Museum Association Conference. Through discussions with other conference participants, new heritage education programs and projects were identified and will soon be listed in the Education Resource categories located in the right navigational column. Projects that will be added to this Resource not only honor and showcase local history, but are available online and align with current Washington state Social Studies academic standards.
Many museums participate in First Mondays or First Thursdays when admission is free or reduced. In Clue No, 5 of the Bartell Drugs Summer Magical History Tour, participants are asked to visit a local history museum and identify an historic “first.” This can be a photograph, a document, or an artifact that describes or exemplifies the historic “first.”
HistoryLink.org has many essays about events or persons that can be identified as being “the first” of its kind in Washington state history. These essays can be located by going to the Advanced Search page on HistoryLink.org, going to the bottom of the middle column to Search by Topic, and clicking on the word Firsts. Narrow the search again by typing in a more specific search word. Classroom activities can be designed in which students are asked to select a historical “first” from this group of HistoryLink essays and write a paper that explains how and why that “first” has initiated actions or changes that affect their current family, school, or community.
About the HistoryLink.org Education Resource
HistoryLink.org in partnership with Heritage 4Culture has developed an enhanced Education Resource featuring valuable curriculum materials and other important resources for educators and students.
Since its debut in 1998, HistoryLink.org has served as an essential education resource; educators and students make up over one-third of its traffic. These students and educators have told us they use HistoryLink.org because of its free, authoritative, and easily accessible content.
After 10 years, however, it was time to find out from these users how HistoryLink.org could further provide current and relevant Washington state education resources. Based on the input received from social studies teachers, librarians, students, museum educators, and others who regularly use HistoryLink.org for classroom and heritage projects, new resources have been identified, created, and posted. Curriculum and other heritage education projects developed through 4Culture Heritage Cultural Education Program are featured
HistoryLink.org is a constantly evolving website with new essays and timelines added weekly. The Education Resource is in its infancy and will be regularly updated with new content, curricula, and links representing organizations and individuals from across the state Washington. We encourage continued feedback on this page and its resources. Please contact email@example.com. with input, suggestions, and related projects. By becoming a subscriber to HistoryLink.org, educators will receive even more up-to-date information about new materials and resources for the classroom as they are added to this page.
Education Initiative – HistoryLink.org’s two-year project to update educational resources and to increase outreach to educators
What Educators are Saying – Educators from across the state respond to HistoryLink.org
Get Involved with HistoryLink.org – HistoryLink.org welcomes your input and collaboration on the Education Initiative