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.
Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.
Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion
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.
Old World Wisconsin - a historic site
Learn about immigrants who came late to America, as the Finns did, were left with the land most difficult to farm.
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.
H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site
Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".