Issaquah History Museums

Discovering History

5 Be a History Mystery Detective

Students brainstorm all of the resources we have to learn about the past: photos, letters, journals, memoirs, newspapers, interviews, people, official records, artifacts, objects, etc. They discover how we learn about the past, specifically through asking questions and thinking about clues in artifacts.

6 Photo Study

Using a photo that depicts life in the past in Issaquah, students learn facts about Issaquah’s history. Then, they use their imagination to write their own story about what is happening in the photos.