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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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Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

In this lesson students analyze military service record envelopes from Racine County

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Get an overview of Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle as well as suggested small group activities to use with your students

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

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

Teaching Materials

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

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The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions
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