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

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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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

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