Eastside Heritage Center: Change Over Time

Eastside Heritage Center‘s curriculum focuses on specific people who lived in various places around Lake Washington, whose lives were affected by the lowering of the Lake in 1916. Each unit includes a brief biography, primary source documents, historic photographs, a map showing the shoreline before and after the lake was lowered, and suggested questions and activities, aimed at 7th grade students. Developed in partnership with the Bellevue School District. For more information or to obtain curriculum materials, contact Eastside Heritage Center at education@eastsideheritagecenter.org.


520 History Curriculum

History, Geography, and Civics lesson plans exploring how communities in the SR 520 corridor region have been shaped by their environment and how those communities have utilized and altered that landscape to fit their needs. Lesson plans are aligned with state standards, and include primary and secondary sources, guiding questions for discussions and classroom activities, and ideas for classroom based assessment (CBA) activities. The lessons are targeted at grades 3/4 and 7/8, but can be easily adapted for other grades.

Developed by the Washington State Department of Transportation in partnership with HistoryLink.


Cartographic Imagination

Students of the University of Washington’s Department of Landscape Architecture, Advanced Graduate Design Studio put together an exhibit of installations inspired by the Ship Canal. See the results here: https://blogs.uw.edu/lolakewa/making-the-cut-exhibit-opening/