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

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

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

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Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

The experiences of nurses, as documented in primary sources, will help students to understand points of view on the war in the Pacific theater

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Teal Lake Lodge, 1923

Learn about the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin by examining a a family-owned resort which has operated since the 1920s

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

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The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions
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Have Questions?

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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