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

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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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

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

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