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Using an educational passport, let students "travel" around the state to learn more about history and geographic regions of the state

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

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards

Download the chart that describes how each chapter of the student textbook correlates to academic standards

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson

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

Download the 'Thinking Like A Historian' poster for your classroom.

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin

Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

Underwater Archaeology

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

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

Chapter 5 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site

Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".

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.

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

Sample Pages and Table of Contents

View full TOC and download sample pages to see how the book addresses the fundamentals of Wisconsin history while promoting strong literacy skills.

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.

Using historic and current maps, students will identify change over time in Wisconsin communities in this lesson

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.

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

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

Chapter 7 supplemental materials to the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
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