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

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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin.

Teaching Materials

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lesson Plan

Little Elk, 1829

Use the 1829 speech by Little Elk, Ho-Chunk orator, to learn more about Ho-Chunk views on Euro-American cultures

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

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

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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

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