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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

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

National History Day Research

Prepare your students for their research fieldtrip to the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives

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Teal Lake Lodge, 1923

Learn about the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin by examining a a family-owned resort which has operated since the 1920s

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Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

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
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