Humanities

 Copyright  Moyan Brenn

Copyright Moyan Brenn

"Children and youth are able to effectively read, write, speak, think, create, problem solve and reflect in order to participate in a democratic, multicultural society." - OSPI's definition of literacy

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Nonfiction articles

  • OneClick Digital Audiobooks: Available through the WA State Library for a greatly reduced fee. One collection contains nonfiction books including Joy Hakim's series A History of US.
  • TweenTribune
  • Nonfiction Minute
  • Newsela
  • Databases: Most districts in WA subscribe to the Statewide Database collection. If you are unsure whether your district participates, check with your local ESD. Databases provide citations for each article. Most offer a translation feature, reading level, and a translation option.
    • Sirs Discoverer: A general database for elementary students. (It includes nonfiction ebooks.)
    • Elibrary and Proquest are both general research databases (Upper elementary and Secondary)
    • Proquest Literature (Upper elementary and Secondary)
    • History Study Center (Secondary)
    • CultureGrams: Countries, States, and Provinces (Elementary and Secondary)

Audio/Visual

  • Ted Talks
  • OneClick Digital Audiobooks: Available through the WA State Library for a greatly reduced fee. One collection contains nonfiction books including Joy Hakim's series A History of US.