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See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

National History Day in Wisconsin

Let the National History Day in Wisconsin staff bring the excitement of National History Day into your classroom!

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

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

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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

Field Trip or Tour

Stonefield Field Trip

Stonefield - a historic site

Stonefield is a museum of agricultural history and farm and village life in 1900.

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

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

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

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

Supplemental teaching materials for 'Native People of Wisconsin'

Interactive whiteboard resources designed for use with Patty Loew's "Native People of Wisconsin" for the 4th grade classroom.

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

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States
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