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Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

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

Field Trip or Tour

First Capitol Field Trip

First Capitol - a historic site

Tour the first capitol of Wisconsin and reimagine Wisconsin as a place of beginnings.

La Follette and the Progressive Era

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

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

Classroom Material

Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Indians.

Classroom Material

Mildred Fish-Harnack Part II

Historian, Activist and Author

Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.

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

Wade House - a historic site

At Wade House historic site, students learn about early Wisconsin transportation, travel and everyday life in a mid-19th century town.

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about 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

H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site

Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

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

Learn the basic history 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

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

Lesson Plan

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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