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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Use WWI posters to learn more about WWI as well as the use of this media in building support for the war

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching Materials

Teaching materials for use with the 2nd Edition of Patty Lowe's "Indian Nations of Wisconsin."

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

Use advertising posters to study technological change in American agriculture in the 19th century

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

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Learn about various architectural styles that can be found in your local community
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