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Learn about various architectural styles that can be found in your local community

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Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community

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

Using historic and current maps, students will identify change over time in Wisconsin communities in this lesson

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."

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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