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Need a quick overview of our state's historical era and themes? Check this out.

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

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

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

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Students use maps to construct logical interpretations of the World War II historical record

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

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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.

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Father James Groppi

Discover the history of Father James Groppi, the Catholic priest who led fought for justice in Milwaukee's Inner Core.

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

Field Trip or Tour

'Family Pastimes' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Enjoy hands-on family pastime activities and interacting with farm animals.

Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

Madeline Island Museum

Cross the waters of Lake Superior and experience a cultural encounter at the Madeline Island Museum.

Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.

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

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

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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