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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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Women's coveralls worn by Teresa Kuykendall while working in a factory in Beloit, Wisconsin during World War II. (Museum object #2007.92.1)

Brief history of the meat packing industry in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Airplane identification model constructed by junior high school students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1942. (Museum object #1966.298.34)

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

Historical Essay

The Story of Memorial Day

Celebrations of Memorial Day Throughout History

Discover the history of Memorial Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown

Brief history of the Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company.

United States Supreme Court Justice

Biography of William H. Rehnquist, who was born in Milwaukee and went on to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

Brief history of the General Motors plant in Janesville.

Witnesses Tell Their Stories

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor through these firsthand accounts from Wisconsinites who were there when it happened.

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Use a classroom debate to analyze the decision to drop the atomic bomb through the lens of the Smithsonian 50th anniversary exhibit on the Enola Gay

Historical Essay

Jews in Wisconsin

Brief history of Jews in Wisconsin.
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