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See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

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What to Know About Polio

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome

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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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

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Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

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

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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author

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

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

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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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Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.

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Cordelia Harvey

The Wisconsin Angel

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

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.

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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