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.
See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
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.
Download the 'Thinking Like A Historian' poster for your classroom.
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!
H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site
Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".
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.