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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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Life in a Lumber Camp

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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 students to conduct oral history interviews with Wisconsin Hmong and how to use oral histories for research
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Have Questions?

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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