Students will be greeted outside the Washington State History Museum by a tour guide, who invites the students to explore the symbol gallery outside the museum and create their own symbol to add to the displays. After creating a new symbol, students are granted entrance into the museum. Once inside, the curator greets the students and shows students three empty exhibit rooms. Students are directed to research three eras in Washington state history, determine important events, and design new exhibits by adding artifacts and signage to the empty rooms.
Grade level: Upper elementary
Content: Social studies