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.
See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.
Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
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!
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.
Stonefield - a historic site
Stonefield is a museum of agricultural history and farm and village life in 1900.
Madeline Island Museum
Cross the waters of Lake Superior and experience a cultural encounter at the Madeline Island Museum.