KSPS Documentaries

KSPS has worked with educators (Ali Asiri & Rosemary Colón) from the M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language Program at Gonzaga University's School of Education to produce thematic segments and lesson plans for our archive of documentaries, which examine the history of the Inland Northwest.

Our curriculum resources have been accepted for publication by PBS Learning Media, America’s #1 Educational Media Brand, and are considered by an independent PBS Education reviewer to ensure quality content and alignment to state and national standards. Find the documentary segments and accompanying curriculum below.

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Education Director
Bukola Breczinski
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Science


SAINT 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

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

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.

RUMRUNNER'S PARADISE

Help students explore the economic, social and political effects of Prohibition in the Pacific Northwest with these video segments and accompanying learning guide.

SECRET MISSION: HANFORD

With these video resources and lesson plans, help students explore the history of the Hanford nuclear site and its role in the development of the atomic bomb.

WORLD'S FAIR MEMORIES

The smallest city to ever host a World's Fair, how did Spokane do it? Expo '74 President King Cole leads a discussion with the major players who brought the fair to Spokane.

Health & Medical/Current Events

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

With these video and learning resources, students will define vocabulary words related to homelessness and analyze the state of homelessness in Spokane and the United States.