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

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

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

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

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the writing of Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy to examine different opinions on the Civil War

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

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Teach your students to use historic military maps to organize and sequence historic events
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