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National History Day Research

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

In this lesson students analyze military service record envelopes from Racine County

Using postage stamps, students identify and describe significant events and people in the history of Wisconsin and the United States

Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

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

Combine geography and map skills with reading, math, and problem-solving in this lesson plan

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Lesson Plan

Teal Lake Lodge, 1923

Learn about the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin by examining a a family-owned resort which has operated since the 1920s

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

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

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

Meeting the Standards with NHD

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