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from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

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

Classroom Material

The Black Hawk War, 1832

Learn about the 1832 conflict between the Sauk and Fox Indians and American troops that ended with the surrender of Black Hawk

Classroom Material

Margarethe Schurze

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.

Classroom Material

Aldo Leopold

Discover the history of ecologist and University of Wisconsin professor Aldo Leopold

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

Lesson Plan

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

Classroom Material

Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Indians.

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

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Learn about immigrants who came late to America, as the Finns did, were left with the land most difficult to farm.

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales

Supplemental teaching materials for 'Native People of Wisconsin'

Interactive whiteboard resources designed for use with Patty Loew's "Native People of Wisconsin" for the 4th grade classroom.

Wade House - a historic site

At Wade House historic site, students learn about early Wisconsin transportation, travel and everyday life in a mid-19th century town.

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Classroom Material

Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.

Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.
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