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See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Supplemental teaching materials for 'Native People of Wisconsin'

Interactive whiteboard resources designed for use with Patty Loew's "Native People of Wisconsin" for the 4th grade classroom.

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The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

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 in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Print these free paper dolls based on the books Rascal and Caddie Woodlawn to find out about kids lives in Wisconsin over 100 years ago.

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.

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Vel Phillips

Discover the story of Vel Phillips, the first African American woman to become a judge in Wisconsin.

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Belle Case La Follette

Discover the history of Belle Case La Follete, women's suffrage activist and wife of Bob La Follette.

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Father James Groppi

Discover the history of Father James Groppi, the Catholic priest who led fought for justice in Milwaukee's Inner Core.

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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author

Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.

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Margarethe Schurze

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.

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The Black Hawk War, 1832

Learn about the 1832 conflict between the Sauk and Fox Indians and American troops that ended with the surrender of Black Hawk

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Aldo Leopold

Discover the history of ecologist and University of Wisconsin professor Aldo Leopold

National History Day in Wisconsin

Let the National History Day in Wisconsin staff bring the excitement of National History Day into your classroom!

from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.

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Cordelia Harvey

The Wisconsin Angel

Discover the history of Cordelia Harvey, the "Wisconsin Angel."

Learn to use primary source materials to teach students about the abolitionist movement in Wisconsin in the 1850s.

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Joshua Glover

The Slave who Made a new Life for Himself

Discover the history of Joshua Glover, who escaped slavery and made a new life for himself.
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