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Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Supplemental teaching materials for 'Native People of Wisconsin'

Interactive whiteboard resources designed for use with Patty Loew's "Native People of Wisconsin" for the 4th grade classroom.

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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

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

Field Trip or Tour

'Family Pastimes' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Enjoy hands-on family pastime activities and interacting with farm animals.

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.

Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

General Information

About Our 4th-Grade Textbook

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Learn about the definitive fourth-grade Wisconsin history textbook

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

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

Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery

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.

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.

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 6 of the 4th-grade history textbook.

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Specialized formats of this book are available in Braille, audio, large print, and electronic formats for K–12 students with disabilities.

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

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community
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