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Use advertising posters to study technological change in American agriculture in the 19th century

Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

If your school or class working on a project-based lesson or taking part in the National History Day program, this field trip is for you!

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

Classroom Material

Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin.

Need a quick overview of our state's historical era and themes? Check this out.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Field Trip or Tour

'Life on the Farm' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore an 1860s German farmstead, try doing the chores 1860s farm children did, meet the oxen who work the farm.

Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

Teach students to conduct oral history interviews with Wisconsin Hmong and how to use oral histories for research

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

Field Trip or Tour

'Entrepreneurs' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Learn how immigrants seeking the "American Dream" adapted to innovative technology by changing the way they made their living.

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States
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