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Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

Learn about various architectural styles that can be found in your local community

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

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

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

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The newspaper articles, photos, and letters in this section are samples of the rampant anti-German hysteria in Wisconsin during World War I

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

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

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

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn 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

Meeting the Standards with NHD

See how National History Day can help you to meet a breadth of standards.

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Students use maps to construct logical interpretations of the World War II historical record

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery

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