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Teach students to conduct oral history interviews with Wisconsin Hmong and how to use oral histories for research

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."

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

Using historic and current maps, students will identify change over time in Wisconsin communities in this lesson

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

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

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

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

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

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

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

National History Day Research

Prepare your students for their research fieldtrip to the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment
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