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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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Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

Using postage stamps, students identify and describe significant events and people in the history of Wisconsin and the United States

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."

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

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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