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

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

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

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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

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

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