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Traveling in Wisconsin

Combine geography and map skills with reading, math, and problem-solving in this lesson plan
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Putting Wisconsin's Stamp on History

Using postage stamps, students identify and describe significant events and people in the history of Wisconsin and the United States
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Snowshoes in Pioneer Wisconsin

Teach your students about how snowshoes were a part of the pioneer experience in Wisconsin
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Wisconsin's Role in the Underground Railroad

Analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about motivations and emotions involved during the Civil War era and Underground Railroad
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Passport Ready? Then Let the Adventure Begin

Using an educational passport, let students "travel" around the state to learn more about history and geographic regions of the state
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Immigration: Packing a Traveler's Trunk

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson
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Our Families' Stories in Wisconsin

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin
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Old Map, New Map: Let's Compare

Using historic and current maps, students will identify change over time in Wisconsin communities in this lesson
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Teaching with The Mammoth Mystery

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth
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Legends of Dunn County

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County
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History Hunters Cemetery Tour

Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery
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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community
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Neighborhood Detectives

Learn about various architectural styles that can be found in your local community
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What Have You Done? Discovering Family History

Help students place their family and community's history in the context of state history with this lesson
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Getting to Know Your City: An Introduction to Map Skills

Introduce students to basic map orientation skills using their own community
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'Ballad of Ira Hayes' Honors Native American Veteran

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific
In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."
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Speeches of Robert M. La Follette

La Follette and the Progressive Era
Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

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