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Lesson Plan

Teal Lake Lodge, 1923

Learn about the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin by examining a a family-owned resort which has operated since the 1920s

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the writing of Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy to examine different opinions on the Civil War

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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

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

Using postage stamps, students identify and describe significant events and people in the history of Wisconsin and the United States

National History Day Research

Prepare your students for their research fieldtrip to the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives

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

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

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

Using an educational passport, let students "travel" around the state to learn more about history and geographic regions of the state

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 World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

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

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

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