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

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

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

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

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

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

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

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

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

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.

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

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

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion

Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

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 World War II Stories: The Home Front

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

Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison
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