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Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery

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

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 and the Civil War

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

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Europe

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

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

Teaching Materials

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

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
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