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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Have your students examine the role of the media during wartime by examining programs, films, and ads using NARA analysis techniques

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

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 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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

Teaching Materials

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

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

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

Using postage stamps, students identify and describe significant events and people in the history of Wisconsin and the United States

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