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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

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

Field Trip or Tour

'Entrepreneurs' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Learn how immigrants seeking the "American Dream" adapted to innovative technology by changing the way they made their living.

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

Field Trip or Tour

'Farm Hands' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Experience the life of children growing up on a farm in Wisconsin in the 19th century.

Wisconsin and the Civil War: Camp Randall

Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

Field Trip or Tour

'Family Pastimes' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Enjoy hands-on family pastime activities and interacting with farm animals.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

If your school or class working on a project-based lesson or taking part in the National History Day program, this field trip is for you!

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site

Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".

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

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes.

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.
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