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Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

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

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

Teaching Materials

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

In this lesson students will ready about family relationships during WWII and create their own letters to understand the impact of the war on families

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Students use maps to construct logical interpretations of the World War II historical record

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

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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