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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their 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."

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

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