Adult and child reading the 4th grade history textbook.

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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Teach your students about how snowshoes were a part of the pioneer experience in Wisconsin

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson

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

Analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about motivations and emotions involved during the Civil War era and Underground Railroad

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

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

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

Using an educational passport, let students "travel" around the state to learn more about history and geographic regions of the state

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

If you have questions about our field trips, lesson plans, or other educational resources, please contact Kurt Griesemer by phone at 608-264-6547 or by email.

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