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Teaching Materials

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

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

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

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

The experiences of nurses, as documented in primary sources, will help students to understand points of view on the war in the Pacific theater

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

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

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Meeting the Standards with NHD

See how National History Day can help you to meet a breadth of standards.

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

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

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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