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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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Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Get an overview of Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle as well as suggested small group activities to use with your students

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

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Little Elk, 1829

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

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

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

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 Pacific

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