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Classroom Material

The Black Hawk War, 1832

Learn about the 1832 conflict between the Sauk and Fox Indians and American troops that ended with the surrender of Black Hawk

Classroom Material

Vel Phillips

Discover the story of Vel Phillips, the first African American woman to become a judge in Wisconsin.

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 6 of the 4th-grade history textbook.

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Joshua Glover

The Slave who Made a new Life for Himself

Discover the history of Joshua Glover, who escaped slavery and made a new life for himself.

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Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

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

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 11 supplemental materials for the 4th grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Sourcebook, PowerPoint Presentation, Video

Help students learn about the civil rights era with resources designed for teaching about Freedom Summer. Access original source documents, images, video

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.

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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author

Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 9 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

NHD Competitions

Download forms for evaluating National History Day projects

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion

National History Day Research

Prepare your students for their research fieldtrip to the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives

Classroom Material

Margarethe Schurze

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.

Classroom Materials for NHD

This official NHD contest rule book outlines the program and category rules for participating students, teachers and judges.

Whiteboard Files

Here are links to interactive whiteboard resources that align to each chapter of "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story."
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