Wisconsin Historical Society

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History Day Resources for Students

Start enhancing your teaching today by discovering useful tools from experts at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Help your students research history with helpful guides and lesson plans. Watch history come to life in our books, field trips and classroom visits.

STUDENT RESOURCES

Discover amazing facts about Wisconsin history on your own!

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Secondary Lesson Plans

Teach Wisconsin history with primary sources drawn from collections within the Society's Archives. Designed for grade levels 6-12.

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TURNING POINTS IN WISCONSIN HISTORY

Explore key historical events that shaped Wisconsin and our nation. Read essays based on rare books and primary source documents.

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Primary Sources and Research Tools

With resources appropriate for every grade level, bringing primary resources and critical thinking to the classroom has never been easier.

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History Field Trips

Make history come to life for your students! Tour a local historical society or museum in your area to see log cabins, blacksmith shops, historic kitchens and more!

  • Stonefield Field Trip

    Stonefield is a museum of agricultural history and farm and village life in 1900.

  • 'Farm Hands' Field Trip

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

  • 'Entrepreneurs' Field Trip

    Learn how immigrants seeking the "American Dream" adapted to innovative technology by changing the way they made their living.

  • 'Industrialization' Field Trip

    Explore the Crossroads Village and discover why the railroad created challenges for 19th-century small towns.

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Educational Publications

Archaeology Resources

Familiarize your students with the basic concepts and procedures guiding archaeological research.

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Have Questions?

If you have questions about our field trips, lesson plans, or other educational resources, please contact Kurt Griesemer by phone at 608-264-6547 or by email.