4th Grade Social Studies
This pathfinder will help you find information on the Internet about the State of
Online Resources - Internet Sites
The Web sites listed on this page have been previewed and selected for this topic.
Access Washington is the homepage for
. You'll find lots of information about the state government.
J50States.com - locate songs, bird, maps, and other facts about
. If you are looking for famous people from our state, click on biographies.
Visit the Whitman Mission NHS Homepage to learn about early history of the
Have you ever wondered about the names of some towns and cities in Washington, such as Puyallup or
? You can find out about the origin of the names at Washington Place Names, a database from Tacoma Public Library.
Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Northeastern Washington - a comprehensive ghost town website dedicated specifically to the history of
, its pioneers, Native Americans, and ghost towns.
Welcome to the History Lab - The Time and Place for History
HRW WORLD ATLAS - Washington - a topographical map from Holt Rinehart and Winston.
CCRH Homepage - Investigate the
and its history.
Washington State Climate Map - Interactive site that gives information on climate in regions and cities of
Visit these sites to find out about our volatile volcanoes:
Raised in Washington and Grown in Washington contain excellent information about the state's farming industry (which includes aquaculture), brought to you by the the P-I News for Kids section of the
Post-Intelligencer. Be sure to visit Grown in Washington contain excellent information about the state's farming industry (which includes aquaculture), brought to you by the the P-I News for Kids section of the
Post-Intelligencer. Be sure to visit The Importance of Export.
Washington State Tourism Home Page has information about tourism and general facts about the state.
At the Washington State Legislature Kid's Page, learn how a bill becomes a law, discover the symbols of our state, connect to the Department of Natural Resources Kids' Page, learn how to participate in the Page Program for the State Senate, and more.
Dewey Decimal Numbers to Browse
If you want to browse the shelves in the library to locate information about
, look for these numbers:
- 979 - Pacific Coast States
- 979.9 -
Do you need additional information? Use these words and phrases to search Electric Library, the library/media center catalog, CD-ROM or print encyclopedias, and the World Wide Web:
Community Resources - People and Places
MAC Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - Its purpose is to preserve and make available materials that contribute to an understanding of the history and culture of Eastern Washington and the
Information Literacy Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) for
2. The student applies the methods of social science investigation to investigate, compare and contrast interpretations of historical events
To meet this standard, the student will:
2.1 investigate and research
- ask questions to identify a problem from the past
- locate, gather, and process information from a variety of primary and secondary sources, including photographs, drawings, artifacts, oral accounts, and documents
2.2 analyze historical information
- organize and record information
- compare and contrast information from different historical sources
2.3 synthesize information and reflect on findings
- express findings; explain why interpretations of the same historical event can differ
- examine earlier steps in the investigative process and propose improvements to the process used
1. The student uses maps, charts, and other geographic tools to understand the spatial arrangement of people, places, resources, and environments on Earth's surface.
To meet this standard, the student will:
1.1 use and construct maps, charts, and other resources
- examine a variety of maps to describe basic mapping elements, for example title, legend, direction and grid
- design a simple map of a local area that displays information using symbols explained in a key
1.2 recognize spatial patterns on Earth's surface and understand the processes that create these patterns
- locate places, major physical features, and human spatial patterns such as states, cities, rivers, and population distribution using maps, globes, and other sources