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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

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

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

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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have your students examine the role of the media during wartime by examining programs, films, and ads using NARA analysis techniques
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