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

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The newspaper articles, photos, and letters in this section are samples of the rampant anti-German hysteria in Wisconsin during World War I

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Teaching Materials

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

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

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

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown
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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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