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

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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.

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources

Learn to use primary source materials to teach students about the abolitionist movement in Wisconsin in the 1850s.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

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

National History Day in Wisconsin

Let the National History Day in Wisconsin staff bring the excitement of National History Day into your classroom!

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

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

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Teach your students to use historic military maps to organize and sequence historic events

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The newspaper articles, photos, and letters in this section are samples of the rampant anti-German hysteria in Wisconsin during World War I

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin
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