Help students learn vocabulary related to volcanoes, identify specific types and features of volcanoes, and analyze the geological and societal effects of volcanic eruptions.
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.
History & Social Studies
Help students use primary and secondary sources to gain a deeper understanding of David Thompson’s exploration of Canada and Northwestern America.
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.
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.
Help students explore the the cultural, economic, and political impacts of mining in the Silver Valley region with these video and curriculum resources.
Students will study the Native American tribes of the Inland Northwest while examining the lasting impact of treaties, religion, and war.
Students will use primary sources to study the environmental movement of the 1970s and analyze how Expo '74 achieved its environmental theme.
Through this collection of videos and discussion questions, gain insight into the Japanese American experience of WWII and the human impact of the U.S. internment camps.
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.
From 1889 to 1968, Natatorium Park was a "Spokane" place for rides, dances and amusements.
Clyde Pangborn was swallowed up by time and nearly forgotten by history. Until now. Meet the man who entered the pantheon of aviators by doing want no one had ever done.
Airborne Ace of Spades explores the history of The Washington Air National Guard and its notable achievements.
Health & Medical/Current Events
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.
In this series of videos, professionals in the manufacturing industry in the Inland Northwest discuss how they got their jobs and why they love working in manufacturing.