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Classroom Material

Civil War Draft in Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Synagogue Window

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Window from "The White Shul", a Sheboygan, Wisconsin synagogue, c. 1910. (Museum object #2006.108.1.1)

Historical Essay

Tobacco Industry

Broef history of Wisconsin's tobacco industry.

Too Progressive for Wisconsin

Discover why Wisconsin's 1846 was re-written and passed in 1848

Historical Essay

English in Wisconsin

Brief history of English immigrants in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the temperance movement in Wisconsin.

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson

Brief history of the various reformed churches brought to Wisconsin by German and Dutch immigrants.

Historical Essay

Belgians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Belgians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.

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

Historical Essay

Swedes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Swedes in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Farming and Industry

How a Disaster Made Wisconsin the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the nation's leader in wheat long before it was renowned for dairy, and the disaster that made it all possible.

Historical Essay

Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Latvians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Latvians in Wisconsin.

Europeans Come to Wisconsin

Discover how Native Americans were removed from their lands in Wisconsin to make room for European immigrants.

Historical Essay

Germans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Germans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Italians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Italians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin
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