Ch 38: WEST Middle Level Humanities: Washington State History

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Peruse this collection of video lessons and quizzes to find out what state history topics are covered on the WEST Middle Level Humanities exam. We'll help you prepare for test questions on Northwest expansion and settlement, Washington statehood and more.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Washington State History - Chapter Summary

If you're getting ready to take the WEST Middle Level Humanities exam, consider using the resources in this chapter to get a refresher on significant events in Washington State history. Listed below are just some of the topics discussed by our knowledgeable instructors:

  • Northwest expansion and European settlement
  • Westward migration on the Oregon Trail
  • Early developments in Washington's history
  • Achievement of Washington statehood
  • Impacts of industrialization
  • Contemporary issues and events

Watch this chapter's entertaining videos or read the transcripts to get a quick yet thorough review of important historical events and vocabulary terms covered on your teacher licensing exam. This instruction is complemented by short multiple-choice quizzes you can take as many times as you need to get ready for these types of questions on test day.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Washington State History Objectives

The WEST Middle Level Humanities exam is used to test the knowledge of applicants for teacher licensing in this subject area. It consists of two subtests containing 55 multiple-choice questions apiece. The Washington State history topics covered in subtest 2's U.S. and world history content domain are the focus of this chapter's lessons.

U.S. and world history questions make up around 33% of subtest 2 content and cover such topics as the effects of European expansion on Native Americans in the Northwest, historic immigration and settlement patterns, key developments during the state's territorial era, and Washington statehood. To do well on this part of the exam, you'll also need to be familiar with significant events in the state's modern history - such as the Seattle General Strike of 1919, the Columbia Basin's development, and the impacts of World War II - in addition to contemporary environmental, political, and social issues.

5 Lessons in Chapter 38: WEST Middle Level Humanities: Washington State History
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Northwest Expansion & Settlement in the Early United States

1. Northwest Expansion & Settlement in the Early United States

The Pacific Northwest holds an interesting place in American history because it was claimed by both the United States and Great Britain. This is the story of how the territory that would become the states of Oregon and Washington and Idaho was claimed by the United States and settled.

The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

2. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.

Early Social, Economic & Political Developments in Washington

3. Early Social, Economic & Political Developments in Washington

Washington first became a state in 1889. But, between it becoming part of the United States and being admitted as a state, Washington had a fascinating history. In this lesson, we will examine the social, political and economic developments that marked early Washington.

How Washington Became a State

4. How Washington Became a State

How did the state of Washington get itself admitted to the Union? In this lesson we'll follow Washington's history from territory to statehood and see how this occurred.

Industrialization in the State of Washington

5. Industrialization in the State of Washington

The state of Washington has long been associated with certain industries, and there's a reason for this. In this lesson, we will explore the history of industrialization in Washington and examine the impacts of this change.

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