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Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.

Download the 'Thinking Like A Historian' poster for your classroom.

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

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Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley

Discover the history of Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley, the boys who built the world's most famous motorcycle company

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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Margarethe Schurze

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

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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.

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

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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

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."

Wisconsin and the Civil War: Camp Randall

Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion

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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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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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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
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