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

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

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

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

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Teaching Materials

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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