Resources that might be helpful to
4th and 5th graders
If you are working on a social studies project about Washington State :
The Washington History collections might be a helpful place to start.
The Rural Heritage Collection
This site will take you to some photos from Washington in the “old days”, You may browse the photos and find something that might help you illustrate your project. Search by county to find what you might need.
The Governors of Washington State
This gives information and photographs of the governors From the first, Issac I. Stevens, to the present, Christine Gregoire.
Washington Historical Timeline
This is an interactive timeline ,easy to use. Just pick your dates and go to the pull down menu to view some pictures ,photos, maps and some other primary documents from our state history.
Washington State Facts and Symbols
http://access.wa.gov/statefacts/index.aspx facts about our State
http://www.leg.wa.gov/Symbols/Pages/default.aspx State Symbols Info.
http://www.sos.wa.gov/flag/ Facts about our state flag.
Here are some other links to the Washington State Library you might be interested in:
Book lists for all ages of readers, and the posters and book marks you can download are really fun for kids!!
Letters About Literature: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/lal/LettersAboutLiterature20102011.aspx
Young readers are encouraged to read nad respond to the authors of books they have read. Check it out!