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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

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

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

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States

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Little Elk, 1829

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

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

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

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

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

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

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