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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.

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

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

Classroom Material

Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author

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

Classroom Material

Margarethe Schurze

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

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

Classroom Material

Aldo Leopold

Discover the history of ecologist and University of Wisconsin professor Aldo Leopold

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

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Have your students examine the role of the media during wartime by examining programs, films, and ads using NARA analysis techniques

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

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

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

Field Trip or Tour

'Tram Tour' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Experience an informative tram ride around the entire Old World Wisconsin historic site.

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

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

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

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Capitols

During its history, Wisconsin has had five capitols. Read a brief chronology and see a timeline.

Reed School - a historic site

Come experience one of the finest examples of rural education in Wisconsin's history.
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