Primary Sources and Research Tools
With resources appropriate for every grade level, bringing primary resources and critical thinking to the classroom has never been easier.
Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.
Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.
Download the 'Thinking Like A Historian' poster for your classroom.
Make history come to life for your students! Tour a local historical society or museum in your area to see log cabins, blacksmith shops, historic kitchens and more!
Wade House - a historic site
At Wade House historic site, students learn about early Wisconsin transportation, travel and everyday life in a mid-19th century town.
Pendarvis - a historic site
Learn about the lives of immigrant Cornish miners in the 1830s and 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom.
Old World Wisconsin - a historic site
Experience the life of children growing up on a farm in Wisconsin in the 19th century.
H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site
Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".