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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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
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