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National History Day Research

Prepare your students for their research fieldtrip to the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

Help students place their family and community's history in the context of state history with this lesson

Lesson Plan

Little Elk, 1829

Use the 1829 speech by Little Elk, Ho-Chunk orator, to learn more about Ho-Chunk views on Euro-American cultures

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Teal Lake Lodge, 1923

Learn about the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin by examining a a family-owned resort which has operated since the 1920s

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The newspaper articles, photos, and letters in this section are samples of the rampant anti-German hysteria in Wisconsin during World War I

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader
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