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Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

In this lesson students analyze military service record envelopes from Racine County

Teach your students about how snowshoes were a part of the pioneer experience in Wisconsin

Combine geography and map skills with reading, math, and problem-solving in this lesson plan

Analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about motivations and emotions involved during the Civil War era and Underground Railroad

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin.

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

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Have your students examine the role of the media during wartime by examining programs, films, and ads using NARA analysis techniques

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Students use maps to construct logical interpretations of the World War II historical record

Using postage stamps, students identify and describe significant events and people in the history of Wisconsin and the United States

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the writing of Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy to examine different opinions on the Civil War

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
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