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Secondary Lesson Plans

The Society has made these lesson plans available to help you teach Wisconsin History. Materials are supported with links to or PDFs of primary sources drawn from collections within the Society's Archives. Designed for grade levels 6-12.

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Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort

Learn to use primary source materials to teach students about the abolitionist movement in Wisconsin in the 1850s.

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

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

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

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

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
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If you have questions about our field trips, lesson plans, or other educational resources, please contact Kurt Griesemer by phone at 608-264-6547 or by email.

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