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Elementary Lesson Plans

The Society has made these lesson plans available to help you teach Wisconsin history. Materials are supported with links to or PDFs of primary sources drawn from collections within the Society's Archives. Designed for grade levels 3-5.

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Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Learn about various architectural styles that can be found in your local community

Help students place their family and community's history in the context of state history with this lesson

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

Combine geography and map skills with reading, math, and problem-solving in this lesson plan

Using historic and current maps, students will identify change over time in Wisconsin communities in this lesson

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin
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