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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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Teaching Materials

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Have your students examine the role of the media during wartime by examining programs, films, and ads using NARA analysis techniques

Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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