Education Resources

Education Resources

2021/2022 School Year

We will not be offering our educational tours for this school year, but teachers can still access a number of online resources for integrating Pike Place Market education into your classroom and lesson plans. Resources include online activities, interactive games, crossword puzzles, worksheets, and more! See below.

Online Classroom Resources

These activities are designed for grades two through five, but they can be adapted for other ages and skill levels

Digital Book: Inside Pike Place Market 
Description: The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority has put together a FREE digital book sharing stories from the Market’s rich 114-year history and illustrating its continued contributions to our region’s culture. The book includes hundreds of photos, videos, maps, and documents of the Market’s past and present, and it is designed to be a resource for historians, educators, students, and anyone interested in the history, function, and politics of public markets and, in particular, Pike Place Market.

  • Download: Apple Book 
  • Download: Google Books
  • Download: PDF (Interactive features like video, audio, enhanced navigation, galleries and some images are not available in the PDF version.)

 

Presentation: The Big Picture of the Pike Place Market
Description: An introduction to the history and many parts of Pike Place Market.
Length: 45 minutes

 

Reading Assignment: November 30, 1907 Dedication Speech Reader’s Theater 
Description: Students read actual text of Seattle City Council member Thomas Revelle’s public dedication.
Length: 20 minutes
Download: Script [PDF]

 

Online Game: “Now and Then” Digital Photo Matching Game
Description: Click on each of the eight old photos and drag it to what it looks like today. Students compare and contrast photos so you can stimulate discussion of why the Market still looks old thanks to historic preservation.
Length: 20-30 minutes
Play Now: Now & Then – Match old market photos with current photos [Interactive]

 

Role Playing Activity: Join the Cause! How Victor Steinbrueck Helped Save the Market
Description: Students analyze and evaluate the importance of believing in a meaningful cause like saving the Pike Place Market from demolition. Students will role-play taking a stance, with half the class “for” and half the class “against.”
Length: 30 minutes

 

KOMO Documentary: Labor of Love: Saving Pike Place Market 
Description: In 1971, Seattle citizens voted to save Pike Place Market. This documentary shares the first-hand account from the advocates who staffed the picket lines, collected tens of thousands of signatures and waged significant battles with Seattle’s elite and powerful to save Pike Place Market from the wrecking ball. Read more here.
Length: 30 minutes

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Activity: Vocabulary and Concepts Unique to Pike Place Market
Description: Build vocabulary and analyze concepts, such as the “Meet the Producer” tradition, Daystall, consumer, busker, historical district and more.
Length: 30-45 minutes

 

Reading Assignment: November 30, 1907 Dedication Speech Reader’s Theater 
Description: Students read actual text of Seattle City Council member Thomas Revelle’s public dedication.
Length: 20 minutes
Download: Script [PDF]

PresentationThe Big Picture of the Pike Place Market
Description: An introduction to the history and many parts of Pike Place Market.
Length: 45 minutes

 

Online Game: What Do You Hear in the Market?
Description: Students practice listening skills and build familiarity with how our senses help create a unique sense of place, distinguishing the Market from other Seattle neighborhoods.
Length: 30 minutes

 

Role Playing Activity: Join the Cause! How Victor Steinbrueck Helped Save the Market
Description: Students analyze and evaluate the importance of believing in a meaningful cause like saving the Pike Place Market from demolition. Students will role-play taking a stance, with half the class “for” and half the class “against.”
Length: 30 minutes

 

Lesson Plan: One Market For All
Description: An 8-page insert published in April 2017 by The Seattle Times in partnership with Newspapers in Education and 4Culture. Curriculum Guide features five lesson plans (for grades 3+):

  • Immigration (key topic: social justice)
  • Connecting Japanese Internment (and its Effects on the Market) Through Art (key topic: history and social justice)
  • Linking the Past to the Future (key topics: civics, citizenship, social activism)
  • How Many People Does it Take to Sell a Product? (key topic: entrepreneurship)
  • Starting a Business: Brainstorming Your Talents and Creating a Business Plan (key topic: entrepreneurship)

Download:
One Market for All as a digital book
Curriculum Guide

 

Role Playing Activity: Create a Classroom Market
Description: Students become entrepreneurs by deciding what to sell other students, naming their businesses and determining how to produce their goods or services.
Key Concepts: Supply and demand, goods and services, business plans, currency.

 

Role Playing Activity: Create Jigsaw Groups at the Market
Description: Divide the class into four or five groups. Assign a Market topic to each group. Examples are international shops, service businesses, seafood, public art, Daystall vendors. Each group becomes the “expert” for their topic. Each student has a specific role; Photographer, interviewer, recorder, navigator are examples. Each group, with a chaperone, travels through the Market to research their topic. Back at school, each group shares what they learned with the entire class.
Key Concepts: Collaboration, public speaking

Activity: Through Many Lenses: Different Ways to See the Market
Description: Ask students what images and landmarks they recognize in the Market neighborhood in these artist renditions created for past Market celebrations.
Length: 30 minutes

Role Playing Activity: Join the Cause! How Victor Steinbrueck Helped Save the Market
Description: Students analyze and evaluate the importance of believing in a meaningful cause like saving the Pike Place Market from demolition. Students will role-play taking a stance, with half the class “for” and half the class “against.”
Length: 30 minutes

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