Learn with OSOS

Legacy Washington offers oral histories about extraordinary Washingtonians past and present, and provides engaging content for students with accompanying lesson plans and contests.

One of their recent exhibits, "Browsing the Stacks", looks into the favorite collections of staff at Washington State Library and Washington State Archives. Check out the accompanying lesson plan

Washington State Elections provides a guide to teaching elections and conducts a student mock election every year for the general election. These resources are available 24/7, and it’s never a bad time to learn how to become more civically engaged.

Washington State Library provides resources for libraries, students, teachers, and parents all in one place. 

Visit the Digital Collections for historical maps, photos, and more. You can also see a variety of Washington newspapers dating as far back as 1854 by browsing the Washington Digital Newspapers!

If there is a specific question that you need answers to you can always "Ask a Librarian!"

Washington State Archives’ Digital Archives offers a treasure trove of historical information about Washington with more than 200 million records online. See what you can discover in the Archives.

Primarily Washington connects collections from the State Library, State Archives, and Legacy Washington with your classroom. See the primary source content partnered with teacher-developed curriculum at primarilywashington.org. 

Check out the newly added The Everett Massacre of 1916 exhibit.


The Simply Washington booklet highlights state history, resources, culture, and more. Read it online and spark your own Washington state research project.