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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 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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

In this lesson students analyze military service record envelopes from Racine County

Teach students to conduct oral history interviews with Wisconsin Hmong and how to use oral histories for research

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown

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

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.
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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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