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.
Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion
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.
Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
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 an 1860s German farmstead, try doing the chores 1860s farm children did, meet the oxen who work the farm.
First Capitol - a historic site
Tour the first capitol of Wisconsin and reimagine Wisconsin as a place of beginnings.
Pendarvis - a historic site
Learn about the lives of immigrant Cornish miners in the 1830s and 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom.
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.