Primary Sources and Research Tools
With resources appropriate for every grade level, bringing primary resources and critical thinking to the classroom has never been easier.
Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.
from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)
See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
Make history come to life for your students! Tour a local historical society or museum in your area to see log cabins, blacksmith shops, historic kitchens and more!
First Capitol - a historic site
Tour the first capitol of Wisconsin and reimagine Wisconsin as a place of beginnings.
Pendarvis - a historic site
Learn about the lives of immigrant Cornish miners in the 1830s and 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom.
Old World Wisconsin - a historic site
Explore the Crossroads Village and discover why the railroad created challenges for 19th-century small towns.
Madeline Island Museum
Cross the waters of Lake Superior and experience a cultural encounter at the Madeline Island Museum.