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

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.

Classroom Material

Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project

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

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Field Trip or Tour

'Immigration' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Norwegian Area, discover reasons for migration to the New World and what life was like for immigrants once they arrived in Wisconsin.

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Madeline Island Museum

Cross the waters of Lake Superior and experience a cultural encounter at the Madeline Island Museum.

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

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 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

Print these free paper dolls based on the books Rascal and Caddie Woodlawn to find out about kids lives in Wisconsin over 100 years ago.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Teach your students to use historic military maps to organize and sequence historic events
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