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Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Teach your students about how snowshoes were a part of the pioneer experience in Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the writing of Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy to examine different opinions on the Civil War

Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

Analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about motivations and emotions involved during the Civil War era and Underground Railroad

Use advertising posters to study technological change in American agriculture in the 19th century

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

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

In this lesson students will ready about family relationships during WWII and create their own letters to understand the impact of the war on families

Help students place their family and community's history in the context of state history with this lesson

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project
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