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

Teaching Materials

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

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

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

Get an overview of Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle as well as suggested small group activities to use with your students

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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

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

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

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

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

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

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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