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Questions, Facts, and "Who am I?" for the state of Washington
     State of Washington Mixed Review: fill-in questions, "Who am I", facts, and writing prompts (multiple keys)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Olympic National Park (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Mount Rainier National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     North Cascades National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     The Eruption of Mount St. Helens (Grades 2-3)
     The Space Needle (Grades 2-4)
     "Fire Mountain" (Grades 3-4)
     "The Wild West" (Grades 4-6)
     America's Wealthiest Man (Grades 4-6)
     The Big Burp (Grades 5-7)
     EWWW -- Gross Art: The Pike Place Gum Wall (Grades 5-7)
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark (Grades 6-8)


Washington Maze
Build Washington maze - Make multiple mazes at once


State of Washington Theme - Math Stories
     Washington Math (Grades 2-3)
     Washington Math (Grades 4-6)


Books
            Olympic National Park (Grades 5-6)
            WA is for Washington (Grades 4-6)


State of Washington Theme - Story Starters
     Washington Story Starter Printables


State of Washington Theme
     Location of Washington in the United States Printable and Information


State of Washington Theme Time Line
     Washington Time Line #1 (16 events in time line)

Washington: Reading Comprehensions with References to Washington
This section lists reading comprehensions on edHelper.com with references to the state of Washington. These reading comprehensions were not written specifically for the state theme unit.

     Top reading comprehensions with most references to Washington
     The Constitutional Convention (Grade 8)
     George Washington in the French and Indian War (Grade 5)
     The First Capitals of the United States (Grade 7)
     Running for Dear Life — The Battle of Bladensburg (Grade 9)
     Valley Forge - Winter of 1777-1778 (Grade 8)
     Mount Washington: A Bad Weather Place (Grade 4)
     George Washington - President (Grade 8)
     Sherman Alexie, Jr. (Grades 8-12)
     George Washington - General (Grade 8)
     George Washington - Revolutionary (Grade 8)
     George Washington (Grade 6)
     George Washington - Civilian (Grade 8)
     George Washington's Army - The Department of War (Grade 7)
     Washington Irving (Grade 6)
     The March on Washington (Grade 8)

Biographies
(no assigned grade level)
     George Washington
     Samuel F. B. Morse
(Grades 3-5)
     A Time Machine into the Past
     G.W. Carver: Not Just Peanut Butter
     Rags to Riches
     Sergeant Molly
     The Duryea Brothers
     Wonderful, Delightful, Great, Very Good Author
(Grades 6-8)
     "Hear Me My Chiefs" - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
     A Pearl to Behold: Pearl Bailey
     Abigail Adams
     Anna Julia Haywood Cooper
     Bob Barker
     Booker T. Washington
     Broken Bone Champion - Evel Knievel
     Charlayne Hunter-Gault
     Christa McAuliffe
     Davy Crockett
     Ellen Lauri Ochoa: World's First Hispanic Woman Astronaut
     Francis Scott Key
     George Washington Carver
     George Washington Carver: The Plant Doctor
     Henry W. Longfellow
     Honest Abe
     James Madison
     Jean Craighead George: The Wonders of Nature
     Julia Child
     Katie Couric - Lady Correspondent
     Langston Hughes
     Margaret E. Knight
     Martin Luther King Jr.
     Mary Pope Osborne
     Matthew Henson
     Matthew Henson
     Meriwether Lewis
     New Jersey's All-American - Paul Robeson
     P. T. Barnum
     Sequoyah
     Steve Fossett: American Adventurer
     The Big Burn of 1910
     Washington Irving
     Where's Butch?
(Grades 9-12)
     Aaron Burr
     Benjamin Harrison
     Condoleezza Rice
     Dr. Antonia Novello: Surgeon General
     Frederick E. Church, Landscape Artist Extraordinaire
     Narcissa's Noble Mission
     Surrounded by Fame - Maria Shriver
     Theodore Roosevelt
     Torn by War

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"
     1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
     A New Anthem
     First Lady Librarian
     Gentle Giants
     Going to the Circus
     Heroes
     Honest Abe
     Liberty Rings
     May the Force Be With You
     Movie Star Mickey
     Mr. McDonald's
     Mrs. President?
     Our Country's Flag
     Start Your Engine
     Whinytown Learns a Lesson
(Grades 6-8)
     Charles Lindbergh
     Great Seal Adopted, 1782
     If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now
     In Honor of Heroes
     Inaugural Parades
     Pennies for Lincoln
     Surviving April Fools' Day
     The Kite that Served the Navy
     The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
     Tricia's Top-Notch Presents
     Whose Descendant Are You?
(Grades 9-12)
     John Hancock
     Remembering D-Day
     The Star-Spangled Banner
     Veteran's Day

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Born Free – Mary McLeod-Bethune
     Inventors Hall of Fame
     It's About Time
     Kit Carson
     Mount Rushmore – A Sight to Behold
     Noah Webster
     The Greatest Show on Earth
     The Star-Spangled Banner
(Grades 1-2)
     An Apple Grows in Washington
     Wylie the Wolf
(Grades 3-5)
     A Big Bug - A Monument to Diversity
     A Farmer Without A Farm
     A Presidential Project - Mt. Rushmore
     American Revolution - Who Had the Better Chance of Winning?
     Angel of the Battlefield
     Benedict Arnold
     Benjamin Banneker - Who Was He?
     Broad Stripes and Bright Stars — Song for a Flag
     Compromises
     Dangerous Vibrations
     Dolley Madison Saves President Washington
     Dolly Madison Saves George Washington
     Frederick Douglass
     Frederick Douglass
     George Washington in the French and Indian War
     Gloves and Mittens
     Help from Europe
     Henry Clay
     Heroes of September 11
     Judith Viorst
     Just Folks - The Music of Ordinary People
     K.C.’s Dream (a one-act play)
     Let Your Fingers Do the Marching
     Let's Build a Maryland Community
     Lewis and Clark Make New Discoveries
     Making a Calendar
     Making a Calendar
     Making a Constitution
     Making Money
     Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
     Mount Washington: A Bad Weather Place
     New England
     No Taxation without Representation
     Not a "Little" Writer
     Old Glory's Story
     Olympic National Park
     One Stitch, Two Stitch, Red, White, and Blue Stitch
     Private Joseph Plumb Martin - Revolutionary War Soldier
     Punxsutawney Who?
     Sarah Winnemucca - Paiute Princess
     Shenandoah National Park
     Statue of Liberty
     Steps to Higher Education
     The 42nd President - William Jefferson Clinton
     The American Colonization Society
     The Burning of Washington
     The Cider Party
     The Compromise of 1850
     The French and Indian War
     The Great Story of the Great Seal
     The Intolerable Acts
     The President's Cabinet
     The Seneca Falls Convention
     The Spoils System
     The Teddy Bear
     The War of 1812
     Thomas Jefferson
     Thomas Paine
     Touring the United States Regions
     Two Unique Things About Alabama
     Up, Up and Away!
     Valley Forge
     Wendy's World - A Man With a Dream
     Wendy's World- Flag Day
     Wendy's World- Meet Mr. Lincoln
     Wendy's World- Monuments
     Wendy's World- Three Branches
     Wendy's World- What is a President?
     What's in The White House?
     Zach and His Little Red Wagon
(Grades 6-8)
     "I Will Fight No More Forever"- Chief Joseph
     "Tips of the Slung" - Having Fun with Spoonerisms
     A Burglary, a Scandal, and a President
     A Cup of Old Hickory — The Battle of New Orleans III
     A Formal Beginning
     A History of How Connecticut Became a State
     A National Holiday for Giving Thanks
     A Sport That Bowled 'Em Over
     A Wall of Honor
     Abigail Adams
     African Americans in the Revolutionary War
     Air Jordan
     ALASKA BECOMES A STATE
     Alexander Hamilton
     Alger Hiss and the Pumpkin Patch Mystery
     American Musicians
     An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
     An Eagle for an Emblem
     Andrew's Raiders and the Congressional Medal of Honor
     Animals in the White House - First Dogs
     Animals in the White House — First Dogs
     Arlington National Cemetery
     Baron von Steuben
     Battle of Petersburg
     Benedict Arnold
     Benjamin Banneker
     Bernardo de Galvez - Friend of American Freedom
     Bess Truman
     Betsy Ross
     Black Americans in the Civil War
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut
     Breed's Hill - Bunker Hill
     Building Our Nation’s Capital
     Capitol Reef National Park
     Capybaras and Their "Digestive Do-overs"
     Carpetbaggers and Scalawags
     Charles Drew
     Chief Joseph Surrenders
     Civil War Ambulance Corps
     Clara Barton
     Colonial soldiers
     Colonial soldiers
     Commander-in-Chief
     Congressional Aide
     Creation of the Treasury Department
     Cruising the South Atlantic Region
     Dealing with the Press, One Part of the President's Job
     Declaration of Independence
     Declaring Our Independence
     Dewey Defeats Truman! Or Does He?
     Discovery of the North Pole
     Do Meteorologists Study Meteors?
     Drafting the Confederate Constitution
     Early History of the State of Alabama the Beautiful
     Earth Movements and Time Zones
     Ebony Magazine
     Economy of the West Region
     Edith Wilson
     Ellen Wilson
     Endangered Dolphins
     Escaping Starvation in Holland
     Escaping Terrorism in the Philippines
     Ethan Allen and Fort Ticonderoga
     EWWW -- Gross Art: The Pike Place Gum Wall
     Exploration - Lewis and Clark
     Explore Fun Facts about the United States
     Famous Everyday People
     Father's Day
     First Battle of Bull Run
     For the Good of the Earth
     Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner
     From Dakota Territory to Becoming South Dakota
     From Hunting Ground to Home
     General Charles Cornwallis
     General William Howe
     Geography of the Midwest Region
     George Washington - Civilian
     George Washington - Early Military Experiences
     George Washington - General
     George Washington - President
     George Washington - Revolutionary
     George Washington's Army - The Department of War
     George Washington
     George Washington
     Germany - Culture (Johann Gutenberg)
     Government and Money
     Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Gun Control
     Half an Alligator — The Battle of New Orleans II
     Happy President's Day
     Hawaii: The Fiftieth State
     Health Care Woes
     Helen Taft
     Hillary Rodham Clinton - Path to the White House
     History of Cartography
     History of Mississippi
     Honesty
     Honor - Mount Rushmore
     Hoovervilles
     How Does a Nor'easter Work?
     How Does the Outgoing President Leave on Inauguration Day?
     How Is Paper Money Made?
     Hurricanes of History
     Hybrid Cars Update
     Idaho: The Gem State
     Inaugural Address
     Inaugural Balls
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma
     Indiana's Changing Landscape
     Is There a President in Your Pocket?
     Iwo Jima
     Jack Hays, Texas Ranger
     Jacqueline Kennedy
     Jean Learns About National Symbols and Holidays
     Jean Studies U.S. Geography
     Jefferson Davis
     John Adams
     John Adams
     John J. "Black Jack" Pershing
     Kathleen Karr
     Katmai National Park and Preserve
     Keys to Success
     Landslides: On the Road of Destruction
     Lester Pearson
     Let Freedom Ring: The Liberty Bell
     Let's Get Things Started
     Letter of Reaction - Letter of Appreciation
     Lincoln Memorial
     Lou Hoover
     Making Sense from a Computer
     Manhattan Project
     Marquis de Lafayette
     Martha Washington
     Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner
     Money for the New Country
     Mount Rainier National Park
     Mount Rushmore Is Completed
     Mount Rushmore
     Mount St. Helens Blows Her Top
     Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
     Nathan Hale
     National Urban League
     NATO
     NATO
     New Jersey
     New York State
     North Cascades National Park
     Osceola
     Oseola McCarty: The Wisdom of a Washerwoman
     Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy
     Phillis Wheatley, America's First Black Poet
     Physical Therapists
     Pikas
     Pioneer African-American Writers
     Pioneers in Entertainment
     Plateaus and Erosional Mountains
     President George W. Bush
     President Washington's Pearly Whites
     Presidential Appointments
     Presidential Travel
     Prosser's Rebellion
     Ralph Bunche
     Really Down on the Farm - "Sockless Jerry" and the Populist Party
     Reconstruction: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again
     Robert E. Lee
     Samantha Reed Smith, America's Youngest Ambassador
     Sargent Claude Johnson
     Secretary of the Interior
     September 11 Memorials
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Sinclair Lewis
     Slavery, Compromises, and Dred Scott
     Snakes Alive! Part 2
     Speech of Promise
     State of the Union
     Stinky Air Pollution and the Great London Smog
     Susie Baker - Black Teacher
     Tadeusz Kosciuszko
     Taking a Ride into Space
     Tavern Keeper
     The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Art and Sport of Dressage Horseback Riding
     The Battle to Create a State: Arizona
     The Celebration Continues
     The Constitution
     The Constitutional Convention
     The Dawn Horse, Eohippus
     The Department of State is Created
     The Dust Bowl
     The Election of 1796
     The Final Battle - Yorktown 1781
     The First Attorney General
     The First Capitals of the United States
     The French and Indian War
     The Golden Gate Opens
     The Harlem Globetrotters
     The Inauguration of a President
     The Liberty Bell
     The Liberty Bell
     The Manhattan Project
     The March on Washington
     The Nez Perce People
     The Nez Perce People
     The Northwest Ordinance
     The Northwest
     The Oath of Office
     The Powers of the Judicial Branch
     The President Is Shot
     The President's Cabinet
     The President's Staff
     The Presidential Inauguration
     The Pumpkinfest at Thompson's Farm
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark
     The Spelling Bee
     The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
     The White House Staff
     The Yosemite Indians of the Ahwahnee Valley
     They Reached for the Stars and Became One
     Thomas Jefferson
     Thomas Jefferson
     Tom Thomson: Canada's First Great Expressionist
     Treaty of Paris - The Revolutionary War is Over
     TV Quiz Show Scandals
     Types of Magma
     United States Trade Representative
     Unsolved Mystery - Bigfoot
     Valley Forge - Winter of 1777-1778
     Volcano - Friend or Foe?
     Volcanoes and the Power of Three
     Walking in Their Footsteps: Tracing Maryland's Early Settlements
     War in Afghanistan
     Washington Monument
     Washington, D.C.
     Wernher Von Braun
     What Did the People of the Totem Pole Believe?
     What Happens on Inauguration Day?
     What Is a Tsunami?
     What Is Fauvism?
     What Is Scientology?
     What Is Unitarian-Universalism?
     When Is Presidents Day?
     White House Chief of Staff
     Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!
     Whosa NASA?
     Why Do Immigrants Come to the United States Today?
     Women in the American Revolution
     Women in the Civil War
     Women Win the Right to Vote
     Wounded Knee
     Your Local Public School
(Grades 9-12)
     "Aye, Captain!" — Old Ironsides' Isaac Hull
     "Go for Broke" - the Nisei Warriors
     A New Jewish Homeland
     America's Military
     Apolo Anton Ohno
     Autumn Across America
     Battle of Chattanooga 1863
     Battles - Fort Sumter
     Carrie Chapman Catt: Founder of The League of Women Voters
     Compromises of 1820 and 1850
     Computer Ethics
     Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Doctor
     Education in America: No Child Left Behind
     First Battle of Bull Run-Manassas
     First Changes Made - Amendments of the 1800s
     Forming Opinions
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     History of the Electoral College
     History of the Empire State Building
     How the Constitution Came to Be
     Interest Groups
     Inventors of Recipes
     It's The Great Circle, Columbus!
     James Meredith
     John F. Kennedy
     Journey's End- Life after the Expedition II
     LBJ and the Great Society
     Libraries:The Memory of Mankind
     Lobbyist
     Mary Mcleod Bethune
     Maya Lin
     NASA
     Naval Changes in the War
     No Ordinary Day - 9/11 Hero Noel Sepulveda
     Pearl Harbor
     Polio and FDR's Disability
     Prescription Drug Question
     Rails across America - The Beginning
     Rails across America - UP in Indian Territory
     Richard Nixon - The End of a Decade
     Running for Dear Life — The Battle of Bladensburg
     Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins: Native American Author and Educator
     Second Battle of Bull Run-Manassas
     Selma to Montgomery
     Seven Days Battles
     Spies for the Confederacy
     Spies for the Union
     State Governments
     The "Japanese Problem" of WWII - A Struggle of Fear and Freedom
     The Merci Train
     The American Appaloosa: State Horse of Idaho
     The Black Hawk Wars
     The Bonus Army - March on Washington
     The Color of Heroes - The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
     The Courts of the Judicial Branch
     The Declaration of Independence
     The Filipinos in Alaska
     The Friendship Train
     The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964
     The Last Man - Waiting Out the Dust Bowl
     The Natural Wonders of Virginia
     The Nez Perce War
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     The Power of the President
     The Rose Bowl Game: "The Granddaddy of Them All"
     The United Nations Becomes a Reality
     The Vietnam Women's Memorial
     Tippecanoe, Tecumseh, and The Prophet — The Struggle for the Northwest
     Warriors and Heroes - Native Americans in World War II
     William Howard Taft
     Women in Mathematics

Stories
(no assigned grade level)
     Three Can Be a Crowd
(Grades 9-12)
     Jason's Long Ride
     Sam's Jackpot

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Crabs
     Rain Forests are Amazing!


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