Introduction

Over the course of this semester, we will map out the following:
  1. Counties
  2. Major Cities
  3. Mountain Ranges
  4. Rivers
  5. Indian Reservations
  6. Historical Events

Assignments


1.1: Understanding Volcanic and Geological Events

Place the following volcanic and glacial geological events on a timeline (and locate them on a map). Remember, on a timeline length equals time (so use a consistent scale).

  1. Blue Mountains
  2. Cascade Mountains
  3. Channeled Scablands
  4. Coastal Ranges
  5. Columbia Plateau
  6. Columbia River
  7. Craters of the Moon
  8. Dry Falls
  9. Glacial Lake Missoula
  10. Mount Mazama (Crater Lake)
  11. Mount St. Helens
  12. Okanogan Lobe
  13. Pacific Ocean
  14. Pleistocene Era (Ice Ages)
  15. Polson Lobe
  16. Puget Lobe
  17. Puget Sound Trough
  18. Rocky Mountains

1.2: Video: Glacial Lake Missoula and the Channeled Scablands


Students will take notes on the video.

Must Know Geography

Geography 1.1: Counties


There are 39 counties in Washington State. For each county locate the following on a map.
  • Name
  • Borders
  • County Seat

Reference: Wikipedia's List of Counties in Washington State

Geography 1.2: Major Cities


For each city record
  • Mark its location
  • Clearly label the city's name
  • its estimated population (rounding to the nearest thousand (40k)
    is okay).

There are 40 cities on this list.
  1. Seattle
  2. Spokane
  3. Tacoma
  4. Vancouver
  5. Bellevue
  6. Kent
  7. Everett
  8. Renton
  9. Yakima
  10. Federal Way
  11. Spokane Valley
  12. Bellingham
  13. Kennewick
  14. Auburn
  15. Pasco
  16. Marysville
  17. Lakewood
  18. Redmond
  19. Shoreline
  20. Richland
  21. Burien
  22. Sammamish
  23. Olympia
  24. Lacey
  25. Edmonds
  26. Bremerton
  27. Puyallup
  28. Longview
  29. Lynnwood
  30. Bothell
  31. Issaquah
  32. Wenatchee
  33. Mount Vernon
  34. Walla Walla
  35. University Place
  36. Pullman
  37. Des Moines
  38. Lake Stevens
  39. SeaTac
  40. Maple Valley

Geography 1.3: Major Physical Features


There are 18 major features that have shaped the physical geography of the Pacific Northwest. For each, draw in and label the location of the physical feature on a map of the Pacific Northwest.

  1. Blue Mountains
  2. Cascade Range
  3. Channeled Scablands
  4. Columbia Plateau
  5. Columbia River
  6. Dry Falls
  7. Juan de Fuca Plate
  8. Lake Missoula
  9. Mount Rainier
  10. Mount St. Helens
  11. North American Plate
  12. Okanogan Lobe
  13. Olympic Mountains
  14. Palouse Hills
  15. Polson Lobe
  16. Puget Sound (Lobe)
  17. Rocky Mountains
  18. San Juan Islands

Geography 1.4: Major Rivers


(This list is in-progress and subject to change.)

  1. Puget Sound
    1. Snoqualmie River
    2. South Fork Skykomish River
    3. North Fork Skykomish River
    4. Snohomish River
    5. Stillaguamish River
    6. Skagit River
    7. Sauk River
  2. Strait of Juan de Fuca
    1. Elwha River
    2. Dungeness River
    3. Clallam River
  3. Pacific Coast
    1. Ozette River
    2. Quillayute River
    3. Hoh River
    4. Quinault River
    5. Moclips River
  4. Grays Harbor
    1. Hoquiam River
  5. Columbia River
  6. Columbia River Region
    1. Cowlitz River
    2. Clickitat River
    3. Snake River
    4. Naches River
    5. Wenatchee River
    6. Spokane River
    7. Colville River

Reference

Geography 1.5: Major Indian Reservations


For each, identify:

  • Tribes on that reservation
  • A neighboring city
  • The borders of the reservation.

There are 8 indian reservations on this list.

  1. Colville Indian Reservation
  2. Muckleshoot Indian Reservation
  3. Puyallup Indian Reservation
  4. Quinault Indian Reservation
  5. Yakama Indian Reservation
  6. Tulalip Indian Reservation
  7. Spokane Indian Reservation
  8. Makah Indian Reservation

Reference

Geography 1.6: Major Historical Locations


Should-Know Geography

Geography 2.2: Smaller Cities


There are 40 cities on this list. For each city mark its location, name, and estimated population (rounding to the nearest thousand is okay (40k)).

  1. Mercer Island
  2. Bainbridge Island
  3. Oak Harbor
  4. Kenmore
  5. Moses Lake
  6. Mukilteo
  7. Camas
  8. Mountlake Terrace
  9. Tukwila
  10. Port Angeles
  11. Mill Creek
  12. Ellensburg
  13. Arlington
  14. Covington
  15. Tumwater
  16. Battle Ground
  17. Bonney Lake
  18. Monroe
  19. Aberdeen
  20. Centralia
  21. Sunnyside
  22. Anacortes
  23. Washougal
  24. East Wenatchee
  25. Lake Forest Park
  26. West Richland
  27. Lynden
  28. Ferndale
  29. Kelso
  30. Port Orchard
  31. Snoqualmie
  32. Enumclaw
  33. Woodinville
  34. Cheney
  35. Grandview
  36. Newcastle
  37. Sedro-Wooley
  38. Shelton
  39. Sumner
  40. Poulsbo

Geography 2.3: Mountain Peaks


Geography 2.4: Minor Rivers


Geography 2.5: Small Indian Reservations


Geography 2.6: Historical Trivia Locations