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Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

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

Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery

Teaching Materials

Teaching materials for use with the 2nd Edition of Patty Lowe's "Indian Nations of Wisconsin."

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

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

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

Lesson Plan

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

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

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

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

Analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about motivations and emotions involved during the Civil War era and Underground Railroad

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

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

Help students place their family and community's history in the context of state history with this lesson

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Teach your students to use historic military maps to organize and sequence historic events
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