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.
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.
from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)
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!
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.
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.
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.