Catholic Northwest History Curriculum
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 has adapted the lesson plans, themes, and resources to be digitally accessible to all. Many of the themes and lesson plans can be easily integrated with the 2014 PreK- 8 Religion Standards, the High School Religion Standards, as well as other subject areas, such as art, geography – history, English, and mathematics. Many of these resources can also 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.