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Classroom Material

Margarethe Schurze

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

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

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

Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes.

General Information

Stay Connected with Education

We Help Make the Most of Wisconsin History for Your Students

School Services develops projects, publications and programs on Wisconsin history for classrooms throughout the state and coordinates National History Day

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

Reed School - a historic site

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

Print these free paper dolls based on the books Rascal and Caddie Woodlawn to find out about kids lives in Wisconsin over 100 years ago.

Field Trip or Tour

'Farm Hands' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Experience the life of children growing up on a farm in Wisconsin in the 19th century.

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

Resource Description

About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

Classroom Material

Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author

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

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

Classroom Material

Civil War Draft in Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

If your school or class working on a project-based lesson or taking part in the National History Day program, this field trip is for you!

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.

Classroom Material

What to Know About Polio

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome
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