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

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

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

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

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

Meeting the Standards with NHD

See how National History Day can help you to meet a breadth of standards.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Combine geography and map skills with reading, math, and problem-solving in this lesson plan

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

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

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

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

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