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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

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

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The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

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

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown

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