Online Learning Units [Coming Soon!]

Students nearby and far away can explore the rich history and culture of this Northwest melting pot through guided online lessons and onsite learning projects.

The Roslyn Cemetery Beneficial Association, in partnership with the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement, is developing online lessons designed to introduce students to the lives of Roslyn’s pioneering families who are memorialized in its cemeteries.

Educators will find six fully developed, standards-aligned Washington State History learning units for both grades 4 and 7 along with the background resources they’ll need to guide these student learning activities.

  • Unit 1 — Discovery of coal in Roslyn — Arrival of the Railroad — Displacement of Native Americans
  • Unit 2 — Immigration and Westward expansion — Fraternal organizations and lodges — Cemetery established
  • Unit 3 — Hardships and Mortality — Immigrant experiences — Mining Life — Family Life — Illness
  • Unit 4 — Introduction of black miners and families — racial challenges — Mt. Olivet black cemetery
  • Unit 5 — Labor movements — strikes — strike breakers — local vs. national labor unions — mine safety issues
  • Unit 6 — Field trip to Roslyn — find graves of miners killed in explosions — war veterans — infant mortality

Special thanks to the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement for their generous support of this project.

*Copyright, 2021, Roslyn Cemetery Beneficial Association.