Primary Sources and Research Tools
With resources appropriate for every grade level, bringing primary resources and critical thinking to the classroom has never been easier.
Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir
Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome
Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion
Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.
from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)
Make history come to life for your students! Tour a local historical society or museum in your area to see log cabins, blacksmith shops, historic kitchens and more!
Old World Wisconsin - a historic site
Explore the Norwegian Area, discover reasons for migration to the New World and what life was like for immigrants once they arrived in Wisconsin.
First Capitol - a historic site
Tour the first capitol of Wisconsin and reimagine Wisconsin as a place of beginnings.
Wade House - a historic site
At Wade House historic site, students learn about early Wisconsin transportation, travel and everyday life in a mid-19th century town.
H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site
Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".