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

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

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

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

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

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

Combine geography and map skills with reading, math, and problem-solving in this lesson plan

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

The experiences of nurses, as documented in primary sources, will help students to understand points of view on the war in the Pacific theater

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort

Meeting the Standards with NHD

See how National History Day can help you to meet a breadth of standards.

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

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

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

In this lesson students will ready about family relationships during WWII and create their own letters to understand the impact of the war on families

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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