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Secondary Lesson Plans

The Society has made these lesson plans available to help you teach Wisconsin History. Materials are supported with links to or PDFs of primary sources drawn from collections within the Society's Archives. Designed for grade levels 6-12.

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Teach your students to use historic military maps to organize and sequence historic events

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

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: The Home Front

Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Use a classroom debate to analyze the decision to drop the atomic bomb through the lens of the Smithsonian 50th anniversary exhibit on the Enola Gay

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Teaching Materials

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader
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