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Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

Print these free paper dolls based on the books Rascal and Caddie Woodlawn to find out about kids lives in Wisconsin over 100 years ago.

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

Field Trip or Tour

First Capitol Field Trip

First Capitol - a historic site

Tour the first capitol of Wisconsin and reimagine Wisconsin as a place of beginnings.

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

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

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

Field Trip or Tour

Pendarvis Field Trip

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.

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

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

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

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Capitols

During its history, Wisconsin has had five capitols. Read a brief chronology and see a timeline.

General Information

Stay Connected with Education

We Help Make the Most of Wisconsin History for Your Students

School Services develops projects, publications and programs on Wisconsin history for classrooms throughout the state and coordinates National History Day

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project

Field Trip or Tour

'Industrialization' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Crossroads Village and discover why the railroad created challenges for 19th-century small towns.

Madeline Island Museum

Cross the waters of Lake Superior and experience a cultural encounter at the Madeline Island Museum.

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!

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Get an overview of Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle as well as suggested small group activities to use with your students
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