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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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Teach your students to use historic military maps to organize and sequence historic events

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

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

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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 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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

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

Teaching Materials

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

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

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Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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