Additional Resources

Additional Resources at the Office of the Secretary of State
The Washington State Office of the Secretary of State is home to a large selection of historical resources, both in print and electronic.

National History Day topic guide
This topic guide is to help students select a strong subject related to this year's theme and kick-start their research.

Washington State Library Digital Collections
The Washington State Library Digital Collections contains digitized primary resources in the library’s physical collections. Explore books, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, and more.

Washington Rural Heritage
Washington Rural Heritage provides access to digitized primary sources documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State. The collection is an ongoing project of small, rural libraries and partnering cultural institutions, guided by an initiative of the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State, and funded under the provisions of the Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Washington State Digital Archives
The Washington Digital Archives houses digital versions of Census and Naturalization Records, maps, photos, and more from Washington’s past.

Legacy Washington
Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. This collaborative venture relies on original sources at the Washington State Library, the Washington State Archives and heritage organizations across the state.

Other Resources

Civic Education Programs at the Washington State Legislature
Lesson plans, student guides, and internship opportunities at the Washington State Legislature.
An online encyclopedia with articles covering the history of Washington State.

Northwest Digital Heritage
A rich cultural heritage collection drawn from over 150 libraries, archives, and museums throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. It contains photographs, maps, oral histories, and more.

Wild Washington Lesson Plans
Themed around the state’s diverse flora and fauna, Wild Washington lessons and are designed to equip K-12 students with the knowledge, social, and emotional skills needed to think critically, and problem solve around natural resource issues. Activities encourage students to explore various points of view and collaborate with others to find ways to move forward on real-world challenges.