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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

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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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

Meeting the Standards with NHD

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