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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: 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

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources

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

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

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

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin

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

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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

Help students place their family and community's history in the context of state history with this lesson

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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