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Teach 4th-Grade History

Find resources specific to 4th-grade Wisconsin history including textbook materials, lesson plans, interactives, cross-curricular activities, and more.

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THINKING LIKE A HISTORIAN
Cover of Thinking Like a Historian.

The "Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction" guidebook is filled with practical examples, engaging and effective lessons, and classroom activities that tie to essential questions. It provides a solid foundational framework designed to enhance and improve the teaching of history in any classroom.
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Available in English and Spanish

This poster highlights the essential questions from the "Thinking Like A Historian" framework.

Archaeology Resources

Familiarize your students with the basic concepts and procedures guiding archaeological research.

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.

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FIND A LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Make history come to life for your students! Tour a local historical society or museum in your area to see log cabins, blacksmith shops, historic kitchens and more!

THIS DAY IN WISCONSIN HISTORY

Discover what happened on this day in Wisconsin's past.

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4th-Grade History Textbook

Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story textbook.

The definitive 4th-grade history textbook brings to life the stories of Wisconsin's past, aligns with cross-curricular Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and stimulates critical thinking.
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Online Interactive Learning

View the Society's interactive resources that make learning fun!

Mammoth outline.

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

This online exhibit features 14 stunning, large-scale historic murals originally displayed at the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair.

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.
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Educational Publications

Introduce elementary and middle school readers to Wisconsin history with our kid-friendly books.

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Discover amazing facts about Wisconsin history on your own!

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