Learning Resources

Learning Resources

These learning resources, which include video segments and lesson plans for KSPS’s educational programs, are created by KSPS and the Gonzaga School of Education (Ali Asiri & Rosemary Colón). Our goal is to deepen students' knowledge of local history, people, places and events and to strengthen students' key literacy skills.

Each resource has been accepted for publication by PBS Learning Media, America’s #1 Educational Media Brand. Each guide is considered by an independent PBS Education reviewer to ensure quality content and alignment to state and national standards. If you have any questions about resources on this page, contact our Education Director Bukola Breczinski.


Science

 St. Helens: Out of the Ash

St. Helens: Out of the Ash

Help students learn vocabulary related to volcanoes, identify specific types and features of volcanoes, and analyze the geological and societal effects of volcanic eruptions.

 Sculpted by Floods

Sculpted by Floods

With these video clips and lesson activities, students will learn how floods create landforms and shape a region’s landscape, using the Missoula floods as a case study.


History / Social Studies

Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau

Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau

Help students use primary and secondary sources to gain a deeper understanding of David Thompson’s exploration of Canada and Northwestern America.

 Spokane’s 21st Century Fox

Spokane’s 21st Century Fox

Students will define and analyze city vocabulary terms and research local historical landmarks with this learning guide.

 Providence Women on the Frontier

Providence Women on the Frontier

Help students learn about the contributions Mother Joseph and the Sisters of Providence made to Northwest Washington with these video clips and lesson plans.

Courage in Corsets: the Struggle to Vote

Courage in Corsets: the Struggle to Vote

Help students learn about the women’s suffrage movement and the contributions Emma DeVoe and May Hutton made to the movement in Washington with these videos and lesson plans.

Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life

Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life

Students will discover key terms related to the themes of civil rights and activism and explore the life achievements of Carl Maxey, a prominent civil rights leader in Spokane, WA.

Sovereign Nations

Sovereign Nations

Students will study the Native American tribes of the Inland Northwest while examining the lasting impact of treaties, religion, and war.


Health / Medical

Born to Learn: Brain Science and Early Learning

Born to Learn: Brain Science and Early Learning

Discussion guide to spark conversations regarding best practices for fostering positive early learning experiences in children.

Our Supersized Kids

Our Supersized Kids

Explore the major causes of the childhood obesity epidemic and what can be done about it.

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