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Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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

Using postage stamps, students identify and describe significant events and people in the history of Wisconsin and the United States

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Use a classroom debate to analyze the decision to drop the atomic bomb through the lens of the Smithsonian 50th anniversary exhibit on the Enola Gay

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

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

Lesson Plan

Little Elk, 1829

Use the 1829 speech by Little Elk, Ho-Chunk orator, to learn more about Ho-Chunk views on Euro-American cultures

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

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 and the Civil War: Camp Randall

Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War

Teach your students about how snowshoes were a part of the pioneer experience in Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Using historic and current maps, students will identify change over time in Wisconsin communities in this lesson

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Use WWI posters to learn more about WWI as well as the use of this media in building support for the war

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

National History Day Research

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson
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