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Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)

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

Resource Description

About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes.

Lesson Plan

Teal Lake Lodge, 1923

Learn about the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin by examining a a family-owned resort which has operated since the 1920s

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

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

This online exhibit features 14 stunning, large-scale historic murals originally displayed at the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair.

Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Use WWI posters to learn more about WWI as well as the use of this media in building support for the war

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

The experiences of nurses, as documented in primary sources, will help students to understand points of view on the war in the Pacific theater
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