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National History Day Research

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

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Classroom Materials for NHD

Introduce students to resources and research techniques with this Power Point and supporting worksheet.

Classroom Material

Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

Wisconsin and the Civil War: Camp Randall

Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War

Classroom Materials for NHD

This official NHD contest rule book outlines the program and category rules for participating students, teachers and judges.

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.

Supplemental teaching materials for 'Native People of Wisconsin'

Interactive whiteboard resources designed for use with Patty Loew's "Native People of Wisconsin" for the 4th grade classroom.

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.

NHD Annual Theme

Introduce your students to sample topics connected to the 2015 NHD annual theme.

Here are links to interactive whiteboard resources that align to each chapter of "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story."

Classroom Material

The Black Hawk War, 1832

Learn about the 1832 conflict between the Sauk and Fox Indians and American troops that ended with the surrender of Black Hawk

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for chapter 1 of he 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Learn to use primary source materials to teach students about the abolitionist movement in Wisconsin in the 1850s.

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 9 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

NHD Competitions

Download forms for evaluating National History Day projects

National History Day in Wisconsin

Let the National History Day in Wisconsin staff bring the excitement of National History Day into your classroom!
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