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Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

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.

Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

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

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

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

Underwater Archaeology

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

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

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

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

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.

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

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

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Get an overview of the additional activities that align to each chapter of "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story."

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.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886
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