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.
Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion
Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.
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".
Villa Louis - a historic site
Encounter the world of Victorian America
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 an 1860s German farmstead, try doing the chores 1860s farm children did, meet the oxen who work the farm.