The history of the northwestern United States is shaped by an understanding of geography: the physical features and processes of the area; the people who have inhabited the area: the Native Americans, explorers, traders, and missionaries; and the events: exploration, immigration, wars, treaties, railroads, and the emergence of the United States. The 20th century continued to shape the Northwest through growth of industry, immigration, and statehood.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: Global Exploration
Unit 2: The Wild West
Unit 3: Lewis and Clark
Unit 4: Westward Ho
Unit 5: Immigration and Statehood
Unit 6: Emergence of America as a World Power
Unit 7: Reform, Prosperity, Depression, and WWII
Unit 8: Post WWII Social and Political Issues
Unit 9: 21st Century Challenges