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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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