Catholic Northwest History Curriculum
We are blessed with a wonderful Archives and Records Management Office at the Archdiocese of Seattle. Some local Catholic history information is managed and resides in the Archives Office. Please click here to learn more about the Bishops’ Biographies, Holy Things, Holy People, Early Missions of the Pacific NW, and Abundance of Grace.
The Catholic Northwest History Curriculum Project, developed in 1999, was intended to assist teachers and students in understanding how the Catholic Church in the Pacific Northwest grew out of a deep sense of mission and how that sense of mission is at work in the lives of individuals today. The curriculum was a joint venture of the Archives Office and the Catholic Schools Department as a response to requests by teachers for quality instructional material on Northwest Catholic History. The Catholic Northwest History Curriculum was designed to allow teachers to readily adapt each lesson plan to specific grade levels (4-12).
The Office for Catholic Schools is now adapting the lesson plans, themes, and resources to be digitally accessible to all. Many of the themes and lesson plans will be easily integrated with the PreK- 8 Religion Standards, the High School Religion Standards, as well as other subject areas, such as art, geography – history, English, and mathematics. Our hope is that many of these resources will be helpful during Catholic Schools Week celebrations, celebrating a significant milestone of the school or parish, or could be used to initiate a primary sources research project.