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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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La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

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

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

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

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

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