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Washington State History

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Student Instructions: Complete both units ("The Fish Wars" and "Why Do the Foods We Eat Matter?") by finishing each step.
The Fish Wars: 

This online lesson provides perspectives from Native American community members and their supporters, images, news footage, an interactive timeline, and other sources about an important campaign to secure the treaty rights and sovereignty of Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest. 

1. Watch the Video:
    The Fish Wars
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2. Fill out the Video Page:
Staging the Question: Agency and Action
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4. Read the Essay:  
Promises Made and Broken
Promises Made and Broken essay
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Culminating Project

Summarize your learning from the four Fish Wars resources in a Sway or PowerPoint. 


Refer to each component (video, map, essay) in the presentation.

Then locate another reliable source on the topic of Fish Wars to reference in the presentation.  

On the final slide or card, include your Works Cited information, following APA Style.

Why Do the Foods We Eat Matter? 

This online lesson provides perspectives from Native American community members, images, objects, and other sources to help students and teachers understand the important connections between foods and cultures for Native People of the Pacific Northwest. Discover how Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest take action to protect and sustain salmon, water, and homelands.

1. Watch the Video:
    Food and Cultures
2. Fill out the Video Page (Parts A and B):
Staging the Question: Food Is More than Just What We Eat
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RSDTL Why do the foods we eat matter?
Culminating Project

Summarize your learning from the four Foods and Cultures resources in a video explaining the origins and importance of the foods you eat over a day or two.


Keep track of the foods you or your family eats for a day or two.  Can you determine the food's origin?  Include a map in the video that shows the origins of many of the foods your family eats during this time period.

Draw comparisons between what you learned from the resources for native culture and your own culture.  As a member of your own culture, what similarities or differences do you notice about

  • what your family eats, 

  • the value you place on the origin of the food you eat,

  • and its cultural significance?

Write out your script ahead of time, so your video will look professional.  

To help you create the video, watch this demo on Stream and follow its steps for creating, editing, and sharing your video.

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