The Bridge as a Connection

Why were the
bridges built?

The Bridge as Machine

How did they
build the bridges?

The Bridge as Art

Why do the bridges
look like they do?
  People of the Bridge
Who designed
the bridges?

Lesson Plans for Teachers of Washington State History

Teachers, here are 12 specially developed lesson plans for teaching your students Washington State history!

Each era of Washington's history offers many important lessons on our society, government, economic system, and culture. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge history web site offers detailed lesson plans for exploring Washington State History, as well as the larger context of Pacific Northwest History.

These lesson plans are intended to help you give your students the opportunity for gaining important enduring understandings about ourselves and our world. These are consistent with State guidelines and EARL components. Teachers will find this group of lesson plans for Social Studies, Math, Science, and Language Arts a great addition to the classroom experience.

A Bridge is for Crossing

Science, Grades 1-4

Bridge Challenge

Math & Science
Crossing the Narrows Language Arts & Social Studies
Early Travel Routes History
Exploration By Sea Language Arts & Social Studies
Galloping Gertie Language Arts
Immigration Language Arts
Math and Social Science Math & Science
Mathematics of Scale Math & Science
Many Kinds of Bridges Science
Natural Resources, Ports and Railroads Social Studies
Science Lab Activities Science
Timeline Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology


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